I usually go for a stroll round the neighborhood after dinner. And so, as was
my custom, I went for a stroll after dinner that evening. When I reached the
main road, I saw a group of uniformed police officers standing in a group. A
side of the two-lane road was cordoned off
and traffic was allowed to move on the left lane only.
I walked nearer to the
scene and saw that three cars had been involved in a terrible collision. There
were two seriously wounded men lying on the floor. A few people covered with
blood and bruises were sitting by the side of the road. I could se that the lone
driver of the middle car still trapped in the driver's seat. The front of the
car was crushed inward like a tin can and the driver could not be
In a matter of minutes, I
heard the siren of the ambulance. The ambulance halted near the scene and the
paramedics attended to the injured people. The two men lying on the floor were
pronounced dead and were covered with black plastic sheets.
A few minutes
later, the fire engine arrived. the fire fighters used their tools to free the
trapped driver. I could see that the man's body was badly
mangled and looked as if twisted out of shape. His whole body was
covered with blood and his face was a mass of unrecognizable flesh. I could see
the white bones of his arms jutting out from beneath the flesh where there were
deep cuts. He was still alive.
Two lives lost, one in serious jeopardy, and a
few others needing serious medical attention. I felt sick after what I had seen
and quickly walked back home. I had lost the mood for a leisurely stroll.