I know for a fact that riding a motorbike is a dangerous thing. My late mother banned all of us from riding a motorbike because it's simple...its DANGEROUS! But we cannot deny the fact that it is faster for you to get to one place to another. It's also cheaper for people who cannot afford to buy a car. But the sad truth is, no matter how careful, focus and cautious you are on the road, i would say that almost 90% of accidents of motorbikes are caused by other people. (cars, lorry etc..)
I celebrated my Merdeka eve of 2012 in the Sungai Buloh Hospital. I got into an accident with another motorbike which wasn't even our fault. My friend and i were riding from my office and the accident happened in Jalan Duta headed towards Jalan Parlimen. I already saw 2 motorbikes in front of us who were riding side by side in the middle of a busy road, to make it worst, they were chit-chatting with one another! Obviously when you are talking to another motorbike while riding, you are not focused and most of the time, you are not balanced. So that's how this story ended.
We rode straight into the bike who suddenly went off balance and swerved to the right, into us! 4 of us did a superman, and slid to the side of the road. After all that, my friend quickly stood up, looked for me (to make sure i wasn't on the road) and he said he was seeing double. Took my bag off the main road and he quickly checked on me. The other 2 people who were injured were helped by their 2 friends, and what pissed me off was, the 2 bikes just rode off without even talking to us. The least they could do was find out how we were?! They knew it was their fault that this accident happened. it was a case of Hit and Run!
Our friend Fadinha, quickly rushed over to pick us up and brought us to the clinic to get our wounds cleaned. after that my sister brought us to the hospital. My knee was totally messed up. Both Cris and I had to do an x-ray and result showed that my knee-cap aka patella had shifted upwards and physiotherapy is needed. My jeans was not torn but this was what underneath it...Sigh... here are some pictures of the accident.
p/s: not for the faint-hearted..