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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Crash of Unlucky Perodua Viva

Perodua Viva

1. About 3 weeks ago, few days after arriving Malaysia, and on my first day in office after 2 long months outstationed, I had to attend a crash investigation on case of head on collision between Perodua Viva and express bus at Rompin, Pahang. The accident caused 3 fatalities on Perodua Viva occupants, and none casualties on bus occupants.

Perodua Viva 22. At first I was kind of shock on seeing the anomaly end result of Perodua Viva, due to all parts were broken are spreading into pieces, unattached engine and sheared roof. No way a head-on collision could cause damage like that even I have prepared my mind for the worst. But still, the severity is beyond my imagination.

Express Bus3. As I went along with the investigation, interviewing the police officer; actually after the head on collision, the Perodua Viva had been dragged for almost 70 meters and went together with the bus into a ravine at the side road. Now that is making sense to me. Even the safest car in the world can't withstand such impact and terminologies of crash.

4. 5 star cars without 5 star drivers and not on the 5 star roads will be useless. You got what I mean?

5. At the police station, I saw a gloomy little face of sad woman, and without even talking to her, I could sense that she was the spouse of the deceased. I had a little chit chat with the brother of the deceased, who accompanied the poor woman to make a police report. I know the feeling very well but for some reason, I just couldn’t react. I just do the regular job I did and for me, I’m the worst man in the world because not comforting her, or at least talking to her. Well, I am this kind of person, so shy talking to strangers :p.

6. That night, on the muhasabah moment (personal reflection of things we do during the day) before sleeping, I’m thinking that she just lost a husband and 2 children, and together with her at that time, her two other children. Lesson of the day, for me to be better person, I know talk will do nothing to her, plus I'm not that kind of cordial person and it might be will make her tears drop again and to be truth, I can’t stand any tears (which means my tears will drop too huhu), especially on this kind of event. But i think, a small contribution of donation will make her happier or at least her children.

Rompin7. I wonder how they will go on with life, with the main income getter for the family was gone, but I know Allah will help. Things happen with a reason. I will pray for the victims will be strong and can go on with the life.

8. This is the main reason I and you guys have to tackle the road safety issues with the hope nobody will be sad and things like this would be never happen in the future. You should play the role too, be careful on the road and please help in any way to improve the road safety so that later our next generation will be benefits from our work today. But to my dismay, the other hand happens to our office....

9. "You making me work on weekend, sacrificing my happy moment bla bla bla". This is a saying from somebody (Mr X) to one of my colleague here. And what my colleague did actually? He just asked him a help during the weekend and of course my colleague is working too at that time, sacrificing his weekend but the difference is he do not mind with the extra work. Be grateful that you are not in our CRU team, who work even in our precious Raya celebration holidays and we never lamenting about it. Working on weekend is just a normal for us. So please, cut the crap and do the work. How we can improve our road safety if you can't even sacrifice this small thing??

Editted: I dunno who is this Mr X coz my colleague didnt tell me. And I dont want to know.
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Nusayba said...

Work like this needs total sense of understanding and passion to make things safer.

(maybe kena wat tazkirah bulan pose pasal ni :D)

M.Huzaifah Muntalip said...

yap2 thats true..must know why and what we want to achieve, not just work for money at the end of the month, which is true too, who want to work for free right? but at least must know the objective so that tak berkira lah bila buat keje.

jason said...

never heard of Perodua Viva. is it new brand of car? maybe sold only at your country.

M.Huzaifah Muntalip said...

i think Perodua is not so new, already in industry for 10 years. but not actively sold on international market. i saw like 2 units on the UK road throughout 2 months training there. huhu.

Anonymous said...

fuh.. terus rasa nak tukar my viva.. mohon ur permission to copy this post. tq

M.Huzaifah Muntalip said...

ok..go ahead..road safety perlu dihebah2kan :)

Anonymous said...

Gambar kancil (?) hancur:

sememangnya, kereta mini (misalan Kancil/viva, Kenari, Kelisa, myVi, dsb ) berisiko tinggi mengalami cedera parah atau kematian terus. Lebih lebih lagi, di tambah pemandu cuai/bodoh atau kurang pengalaman.

(untuk makluman tuanpunya blog )

Anonymous said...

fuyoh dasyat la eksident tu..
kita jgn reckless kat road, terutamanya buat para pemandu yg msh mmgang lesen P.. ^_^
p.s: i klik ur nuffnang, klik mine back in my blog. i like ur blog!

janxxx said...

maaflah..bukan menidakkan apa yg tuan blog katakan..tapi bagi saya kekadang kemalangan boleh berlaku bukan sahaja disebabkan oleh kecuaian pembawa kereta, kadang-kadang orang lain yang bawa kereta pun bermasalah..kata mudahnya kalau kita hati bawak kereta, kadang kalau benda nak jadi, maka akan jadi jugak, cumanya kalau tak kita langgar orang lain, tak mustahil orang lain pulak akan langgar kita..itu pendapat peribadi saya ar..

Mohammad Hafidz Rosali said...

when the car has been hit by the bus...i'm on my way back to my village....and it happen in front of my was so scary when i saw the bus smash the viva and been drag by the bus into the ravine....;(