I was awakened by siren of a fire engine this morning, it’s rush hour around 8am, the fire engine was having difficulty trying to squeeze its way out.
Then, about 5 minutes later, my dad came back told us that my ex-classmate from secondary school staying at the next few shops away from us jumped from the third floor and miraculously still alive with leg injuries that were quite bad. Blood was everywhere because she tried to drag herself away from those that wanted to help her. She had nervous breakdown, she kept laughing and talking non sense. I had not seen her for quite sometimes even at her working place, she might be sick for quite sometimes already and today she did something unexpected. Heard that her husband has scratches on his face. I’m wondering what had caused her to have nervous breakdown. *Scary* Initially after she landed on the ground, her husband carried her into the car but who knows just few second after turning his back, she managed to get out of the car.
Her husband panicked until he forgot all about calling an ambulance with his mobile phone and asking those around where to get an ambulance. There is no way her husband can handle her alone, she’s hysterical and he’s panicking. Good thing that those “kuli keng”(labourers) working there helped immobilised her to avoid her hurting herself again while waiting for the ambulance. I think there should be people calling the ambulance on her husband behalf, who will just stand there and see and do nothing right? There are still people that care.
I didn’t see anything, that’s what my dad told us. I tried to peep from my room window but it’s too far to be seen.
It took quite a while for the ambulance to come since it’s rush hour. These two incidents this morning had given me the inspirations to write this post.
You are driving halfway, suddenly you hear sirens from behind, then the traffic police will block the road to make way for the VVIP’s cars to pass tru’. If you are lucky to be at the same direction of the the VVIP, then you get the right of the way first if you’re at the traffic light. All vehicles from other sides will not be allowed to move even if the light is green.
OK… Back to my main point here. I’m sure many of us came across fire engine, ambulance or police during rush hour. It’s not easy for them to get tru’ right? They are so huge and jams have long queues of cars, even with the siren, it’s not enough. Those in front won’t know what happen at the back so it’s impossible for them to make way for them, when the front don’t make way, how are those behind going to make way? Imagine if it’s the VVIP on the way, they would definitely be given the right of the way no matter what by having the traffic police with their white huge motorbikes blocking traffics from everywhere to make way.
So… What do you think? Should the ambulance, fire engine or the police be escorted by the traffic police also and make way for them? This way they can get to the emergency scene faster than trying so hard to squeeze in between the queues. The VVIPs can get this kind of treatment, why can’t those ambulance, fire engine or police have it too? They need to save lives for heaven’s sake! Which is more important?
Think about it!