Describe an unforgetable incident that you saw on your way home from school.

- by Wesly Kong, SMK Taman Tunku

"Ring..." the school bell rang and it was time to go home. I walked home because my house was just a stone's throw from my school. While on my way home, the sky became dark and it started to rain. Luckily I had brought along my retractable umbrella. I quickly took it out from my schoolbag and put it up. Then, I continued my walk.

All of a sudden, there was a loud crash behind me. I was quite taken aback by the unexpected loud noise. I turned around to see what had just happened. I realised that it was a serious road accident. Due to the wet slippery road, a car driver had lost control of his car. Consequently, he rammed his car into the back of a lorry. The front of the car was badly damaged. There was smoke coming from the engine. Splinters of glass were seen scattered on the ground.

I went near the vehicles to see if I could render my help. I noticed that the car driver sustained severe head injuries and was bleeding profusely. He was unconscious in the car. Perhaps his head knocked heavily against the steering wheel when the accident occurred. Luckily, the lorry driver only sustained minor injuries. I ran to a nearby phone booth at once and called an ambulance using the public phone. After that, I returned to the scene of the accident. Together with the lorry driver, we helped the car driver to get out of the car.

Soon, the place was crowded. Some kind people helped us to carry the car driver to a nearby bus stop, where he could lie down and rest. Not long after, the police and an ambulance arrived. Two paramedics carried the car driver to the ambulance on a stretcher and he was rushed to hospital for treatment.

After that, a police officer asked the lorry driver how the accident happened. He told the police officer everything. Both the police officer and the lorry driver complimented me on my benevolence and prompt actions. He then requested the crowd to disperse. After that, the police cordoned off the scene of the accident to facilitate investigation. The lorry driver then went to the police station to lodge a report.

"Why do you come home so late, Wesly? Where have you been after school?" asked my mother, when I had arrived home.

I told her about the road accident and how I helped the victims. She praised me for doing a good deed and advised me to be careful while using the road in order to avoid any untoward incidents. I felt proud and happy for what I had done. It was indeed an unforgetable incident.