Ordinary Turned Traumatic
So today was sort of like any other day. The fact that I went to school eventhough today was supposed to be my rest day, my classmates and I sort of got stranded at 7/11 because of the heavy rain and the gutter-deep flood. It was fun and all until I reached the city near my house (“near” because I don’t live in that city).
The gutter-deep flood caused heavy traffic on the highway. When the jeepney I was on got through the traffic and was waiting for the stoplight to turn green, there’s this taxi that was going tremendously fast, passed the jeepney, hit a Revo and hit and dragged a guy on a bicycle. This may sound cliché, but what I saw was like a scene from a movie. The passengers beside me where talking about what they just saw and I was just…. dumbfounded.
I can’t hear the song going through my earphones nor can I see the people on the street. My eyes were fixed on the Revo and my ears to the other passengers. I finally came to my senses when I saw someone running to the taxi that stopped a few meters from the stoplight.
From my point of view, the passenger and the driver of the Revo seemed to be unconcious but other than that, I think they’re alright. As our jeepney approached the taxi, bystanders were trying to lift the taxi because the guy that got dragged was underneath it. I can see the panic and worry in their eyes. I felt my face went pale as the passenger in front of me say that the guy might be dead. The traffic enforcer who ran after the taxi driver said that the driver got away. According to the enforcer, the driver has a gun and no one dared to stop him and he even hi-jacked a motorcycle.
Everything happened way too fast. I can’t believe it. I feel sorry for the guy that got dragged and I hope that he’s going to be okay.
As I type this, I’m trying to think what that guy’s life was. Is he married and have children? What kind of job does he have? What kind of person is he? Was he an achiever or an average person?
We don’t really know what will happen to us. We have to be careful, whenever and wherever. Just stay safe.