An Accident You Have Witnessed (Essay)

“In the midst of life, we are in death.”

Suddenly, we heard the horn of a car from behind. It overtook us very rashly. The driver seemed very reckless and all of us feared that something might not happen. As it overtook, it hit the next car and overturned it. Our bus driver was very alert and he narrowly escaped from running over the car. He put on brakes and we rushed out in order to rescue the people in the car. There was a lot of hue and cry everywhere. Some people wanted to help while others did not. There were just two persons in. the car, a man and his driver. Thanks to the hi-tech gadgets that we can communicate anytime and anywhere. I called to the Police Rescue Service from my mobile phone. The operator on the other end jotted down the message and relayed on the wireless system.

Meanwhile, some people had managed to get the injured ones out of the car. Their heads were bleeding and they were crying in pain. The driver had fainted but the man was in his senses though injured.

“Will you please dial my home number”? The man said and began to tell me the number. I did so and informed the person on the other end about the accident.

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Next, I heard sirens from both sides – police as well as ambulance were approaching very fast. The police officials made way for the ambulance. Two constables started restoring the jammed traffic. The inspector took a preliminary report from the eyewitnesses. A car lifter machine was called which lifted the damaged car and cleared the way. The ambulance had rushed back and the traffic became normal as if nothing had happened. We also boarded the bus and resumed our journey to the college. My head was heavy as I had seen a bloody scene.

“The web of life is a mingled, good and ill together,”

says Shakespeare.

Now this is quite true of our actual experience of life. Human life is very precious. There is no second chance for it. If one loses one’s life once, one cannot be animated again. Likewise, body parts like legs or arms cannot be replaced with genuine spare parts. Therefore, one must abide by the road safety measures. We should protect not only ourselves but also the other people so that a sense of security must prevail all over.

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