Monday, July 27, 2009

Experience makes you change!!!!

I felt like Déjàvu while reading a blog post from a fellow blogger.... and I think it happens with everyone. You see people gathered around on the road. Some Accident!! And you don’t bother and simply pass across without bothering what had happened. But sometimes you came across situations which can actually change your whole perceptions about this kind of scenario.

Few years back I encountered one similar situation. While driving back to home from my CAT classes I saw a mob gathered on the road...I thought it’s just the same daily accident and tried to escape by taking the narrow passageway available nearby. While crossing I saw the bike, which was incidentally the prop in the accident, lying down on the road. As soon as I crossed it, something struck me & I felt I have seen this bike somewhere. I immediately stopped and rushed back to check. As I reached to the middle of crowd, my fear came alive… the one who was lying on the ground was my friend. He was bleeding and was unconscious. I could not understand what had happened and did not know what to do. Only thing which came to my mind was HOSPITAL. With a fury I arranged for an auto, took my friend into it and rushed towards the hospital. On the way, I don’t know how and why; I asked the auto driver which hospital he is taking us to. And he replied the government hospital. Somehow by god’s grace it clicked to me that going to government hospital will definitely consume more time and my friend will not get any immediate remedy over there. I asked the auto driver to take us to a nearby known private hospital. My friend was still unconscious. We reached hospital in some 10 minutes of travelling. As soon as we reached I called in for help and my friend was immediately admitted to ICU. I am really thankful to the hospital folks who didn’t even bothered me for a single thing and started the procedure with an ASAP effect. The only thing, which I could recall, they asked me to do was to call his family. By the time my friend’s family reached hospital, Doctors had already done the CT scan and other formalities. They informed his family that we need to go for an immediate surgery. They also said we reached hospital right on time if it would have been any late then things might have had turned difficult. He went through a surgery in the middle of the night. But with his family around I had this sigh of relief. My friend took around 3 months to recover back but the only thing which matter is he is great now.

After this incident, if ever I encounter any similar situation I always make sure to at least have a look and ensure the sufferer is not left unattended. Earlier I also used to escape from these messy situations like most of us but sometimes experiences change your entire outlook towards life!!!!

P.S. It was around 4 years back and I am very thankful to god that my friend Sho is simply great now and is riding his bike with the same passion again :)


  1. AB,

    I knew the story. I think ur frnd told abt this. I must stay u did very good job and splendid presence of mind all through.


  2. Hi Ken,

    Yes. You might have heard it from him. BTW I think you know my friend, who suffered all these too...
    And about presence of mind...when I think about that incident now...even I wonder how I did it.
    I think when you get into any such situation somehow your conscious shows you the right direction...same happened with me!!!!

  3. Hi AB

    This is the Best tale of instict and courage i have heard first hand.
    Hats off to you.
    Cheers to you and your friend.


  4. Hello Dreamer,

    Thanks. And as I already said...the situation itself teaches you how to act wisely :)

  5. Abe dis was really scary yaar. Undoubtedly good show of presence of mind.

  6. Haan yaar...It was indeed scary. But somehow pulled through it.