The victim was on the way home from a hospital shift.
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There seems to be an increase in road accidents lately and it’s scary for everyone on the road. Recently, a video showing an accident between a car and a motorcycle had gone viral online.
Based on the timestamp of the dashcam, the incident happened on Monday, 18 April around 2.28pm.
In the video, a sedan car allegedly made a quick right turn without putting on a signal.
It caused an oncoming motorcycle to ram into the vehicle and sent the rider somersaulting in the air before landing on the ground.
Walao weh. giler uncle ni msuk simpang secara melulu mcmtu jee sampai rider terpelanting. naya nyawa org weh. pic.twitter.com/m6G4LFYOHL— ISU SEMASA VIRAL (@isusemasaviral) April 18, 2022
The driver of the car slowly drove away, seemingly trying to make an escape. It’s said that the driver has been apprehended.
Unfortunately, the victim Muhammad Firdaus did not survive the impact.
According to the victim’s relative, Firdaus worked as a medical assistant and was on the way back home from Hospital Temerloh when he was caught in the accident around 2.30pm.
The victim’s colleagues and peers also expressed their condolences.
Mohon sedekahkan al-Fatihah kepada sepupu saya ini, Muhammad Firdaus. Allahyarham masih sangat muda. Baik tutur katanya. Beliau kemalangan dalam perjalanan balik dari kerja di Hospital Temerloh. Selamat jalan Angah… https://t.co/dONgHQEA9G— Dewi (@tunfairuz) April 18, 2022
Netizens felt both angry at the irresponsible driver and felt sad for the victim. They also voiced their experiences meeting similar careless drivers on the road.
A few netizens advised motorcyclists to adopt defensive driving while on the road and to invest in proper protective gear, especially helmets that offer full protection.
Helmet tu sampai pecah weh.. kuat mana la dia punya impak..— Momochi 🐆 (@momochi906) April 18, 2022
Kepada rider2, kalau ada duit lebih invest lah kat helmet mahal sikit dgn jacket ride yg tebal sikit. Sesak sikit duit nak belanja tapi pecaya lah tak rugi pun. Bukan apa, itu je keselamatan yang kita ada. Kita bawak habis baik pun boleh accident.— Mr Keeping the Social Distance (@adam_stemps) April 19, 2022
Some netizens pointed the blame at senior citizens and said they shouldn’t be allowed to drive.
However, another netizen said careless driving is not confined to an age group and younger drivers behaved with similar recklessness on the road too.
Hopefully, everyone will be careful and be mindful of other road users after this.
Old people shouldnt be allowed to drive. As a Grab driver, at least once a day akan kena macam ni, uncle ka pak cik ka sama ja. Aku assume time muda drive macam orang kurang IQ, apatah lagi bila umur meningkat. Dah jadi habit. You cant teach old dog new tricks.— ademsafar (@adem_gold) April 19, 2022
Spesis bawak kete camni kena jaga² xkira tua muda,dia dari laju terus slow xberenti pun,signal xbagi apa terus belok mengejut xkira motor dh dekat,kalau keta ke lori kt depan tau plak berenti,aku bawak dari motor cc kecik sampai SBK biasa jumpa spesis giler camni— Spanar_Tork (@streetfight46) April 18, 2022