Sunday, November 10, 2019

A Mere Few Seconds

An incident that occurred yesterday reminded me that a mere few seconds can make a difference between life and death. 

I was on my way for an appointment in Bangsar, KL when I spied upon a fire engine truck. And then I saw an overturned lorry sitting on a flattened car – and I knew it was not vehicles merely crashing into one another – but that it was a fatal road accident that was likely to have casualties. 

True enough, I read in the news that two women were killed after the car they were in was crushed by a 24-tonne lorry that skidded and turned turtle before crushing the left side of a Perodua Myvi car at the Persiaran Kewajipan exit heading to the Shah Alam Highway. 

Firefighters had to extricate all the victims who were pinned in the vehicles. 

Goh Liew Suan, 70, and her daughter Jan Boudeville Leong Mei Li, 48 died on the spot in the 10 AM incident. The driver of the car Tan Hue Ming, 36, sustained severe injuries while the 56-year-old lorry driver suffered minor injuries.

I received a request from WSD Singapore's Vicky Soo to produce another poster and I obliged. Whilst at it, I also did a third WSD poster for World Speech Day Mongolia.

Likewise for World Speech Day Malaysia:

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