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The stupidest accident I ever saw

March 11, 2009

I’ve seen accidents but none this stupid. It happened a few weeks ago.

A man in a shiny black Rexton. Bumper to bumper traffic on a busy highway, moving at a snail’s pace. A loaded tipper truck in front of him. Traffic stops. The Rexton didn’t. He ploughs into the truck’s back end s-l-o-w-l-y, at 2-3 km/h.

I thought he would stop. He didn’t. His eyes were busy looking down. A newspaper perhaps. Pieces of headlight and grill fly through the air. The bonnet slowly folds up. Other drivers look in astonishment.

Still, he didn’t stop. Keeps on rolling slowly until his ride wouldn’t go any further. Then he looks up. Realization. The truck’s jagged back end is inches from his face. He panics, quickly flings the door open and jumps out. Loud music fills the air. Sees half his front-end gone, smoky. You should’ve seen his face.

It was a demolition derby, live and in slow motion, in the middle of a jam-packed highway.

I didn’t know whether to laugh or feel sorry for the guy.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 11, 2009 10:12 am

    If I were you, I would laugh. No doubt. 😛 Serve him right for using such loud music.

    Haha, we all forget things sometimes but on the road, it can cost you lots.

  2. March 11, 2009 11:36 am

    I would laugh too, Malaysians are truly the worlds worse drivers!

    I’ve met a few bad ones on US highways myself. 😀

  3. LC Teh permalink
    March 11, 2009 5:44 pm

    It’s called presence of mind. He didn’t have it then. Perhaps trying to drown his stress levels with his sound system. Not everyone can handle being caught in a traffic jam. Maybe that was at the end of ‘wasn’t his day’.

    Yeah, could be. Short attention spans and drivers licenses can also be a lethal combination.

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