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  • Samyaza
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    wow..reading it alone is unnerving. I doubt if i would have stopped in the first place. Maybe only after assessing the situation to save my own skin..but im sure i wouldn't have followed him or informed the police.

    You did a really courageous and humane thing there Satyen.

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  • satyenpoojary
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    Originally posted by ken cool View Post
    Oh boy! What a story. Not the best thing to read first thing in the morning. Has got me all shaken up. I really hate people who drink and drive. Really terrible.

    Zero alcohol is the way to go!

    And yes... you did a good thing.
    Absolutely agreed.. It wasnt a good thought for me to go to sleep to as well!


    Originally posted by Aryan View Post
    I know exactly how you must have felt. This kind of a thing has already happened with me once, but in my case the rider was not drunk.
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    @Satyen: What you did was probably the best course taken, but then again, a drunk person should not even WALK, let alone get on an automobile!
    I can relate to what you can say man, I lost a friend who was as close as a younger brother like that!
    He was on a ZMA and a tripple seat unicorn rider bumped him... his handlebar broke (after market clipons) and he fell there lying in a puddle of blood for about 20 minutes...

    This street is supposed to be a busy street but everybody was so busy and ignorant about it!
    Finally a carpenteer saw him and took him to hospital where the doctor started operating him for a shattered thigh bone and then realised that he had an internal injury in his head... Ultimately after 3 days of fight he finally passed away ...

    If only he was taken to hospital in time he could have been saved... oh btw people were prompt to get his wallet and gold chain etc...

    Originally posted by hitanshu View Post
    But weird - good from your side man! Appreciate it

    Originally posted by need4torque View Post
    Satyen, thats one hell of an experience! I mean helping out the guy and even after that going over to inform the cops, was an exemplary act. If i had been in your place, I would have been confused in the first place on what to do! Good call! As Ken da said, no drinking and riding! My life and that of others on the road are just too valuable for that.
    Originally posted by shabbarak View Post
    satyenpoojary

    it was a very brave decision u took to help someone else in this dreaded time .

    i know how it feels when one meets with an accident and there is no one to help him .

    i salute your Braveness.
    Originally posted by mithun.08 View Post
    @Satyen: U did what a person who care for life should do.. Appreciate it buddy ..

    Thank you guys, I posted it here hoping it helps add a bit more responsibility in you as a rider and an individual from hereon!
    Thanks!

    Originally posted by Old Fox View Post
    The biggest reward for you here would be the assurance that people would be responsible enough not to put good one's like you through the dilemma-grind again and again. And sadly, my friend, that is like asking for the moon. But carry on nevertheless...humanity still needs it.

    OF
    There you have it... you exactly said what I was thinking... I may be asking for the moon, but then I just hope if it can create atleast a few more helping hands, things would be so different!
    Last edited by satyenpoojary; 12-24-2008, 01:43 PM.

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  • Old Fox
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    Tough choice there for you Satyen...ingrained values against a human life.

    I believe the dilemma arose not because the rider was drunk then...it was because of the awareness within that by helping him survive his stupidity this once, you were unwittingly shielding him from the full and possibly gory consequences of riding while sozzled. And the feeling inside that this is not the last time he'll mix the bottle and the bike.

    It takes a lot more than mere courage to extend help when both the devil and the angel sitting on your either shoulder, close to each ear, whisper the same words...go your way...he deserves it...undeserved help is evil encouraged...etc etc.

    The biggest reward for you here would be the assurance that people would be responsible enough not to put good one's like you through the dilemma-grind again and again. And sadly, my friend, that is like asking for the moon. But carry on nevertheless...humanity still needs it.

    OF

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  • mithun.08
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    @Satyen: U did what a person who care for life should do.. Appreciate it buddy ..

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  • ken cool
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    Originally posted by Aryan View Post
    NOTHING! I don't think they were even jotting down my details properly, let alone getting any kind of calls!
    Which probably means that the guy survived!

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  • shabbarak
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    satyenpoojary

    it was a very brave desicion u took to help someone else in this dreaded time .

    i know how it feels when one meets with an accident and there is no one to help him .

    i salute your Braveness.

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  • Aryan
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    Originally posted by ken cool View Post
    Did you get anymore phone calls from the Police post the incident?
    NOTHING! I don't think they were even jotting down my details properly, let alone getting any kind of calls!

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  • ken cool
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    Originally posted by Aryan View Post
    All other vehicles were dodging past this almost unconcious person lying in the middle of the road as if he was some kind of an "object"!! Damn!
    Terrible!

    But then again... I guess "most" of us would stop, for 3 reasons:
    1. If we had the guts.
    2. If we had the time.
    3. Most importantly, if we Cared for the value of life.

    Kudos to guys who stop.

    Did you get anymore phone calls from the Police post the incident?

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  • Aryan
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    I know exactly how you must have felt. This kind of a thing has already happened with me once, but in my case the rider was not drunk.

    I was coming back from work one evening, at around 7pm (about a couple of weeks back) and I see this motorcyclist lying bang on the middle of the road with his motorcycle on one side of the road. All other vehicles were dodging past this almost unconcious person lying in the middle of the road as if he was some kind of an "object"!! Damn!

    I stop, park my bike at the side, get down and go and inspect the person lying there. I don't try to get him up or anything since he seemed to have been pretty badly injured (in the head as well as his hands were bleeding profusely). Just then a PCR van passes by without even LOOKING or slowing down which was pretty pathetic to say the least about the so called "With You, For You. Always" Delhi Police!

    Moments later I see another PCR van approaching and I just stand at the middle of the road and somehow I manage to stop it. They started asking me 100s of different types of questions and started to write my name, address, etc. on an age old register that they always carry with them while the life of the almost motionless being seemed to slip away.

    They called for the ambulance and in about another 10-15 minutes(!!), finally, an ambulance came which took the injured person away. I don't really know whether the person lived or died, but somehow I feel he must have survived this horrible incident.

    @Satyen: What you did was probably the best course taken, but then again, a drunk person should not even WALK, let alone get on an automobile!

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  • satyenpoojary
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    Originally posted by rossiter View Post
    Thread approved.

    Satyen, you did what few people would do. Who knows what would have happened had you just ignored him. He would very well have caused mayhem at some point. Consider yourself a Good Samaritan and carry on with the smart ass posts
    Thanks for the approval saar, my idea was to give my bit and let people decide on what they want to do from the entire episode!

    If any lazy ones are too busy, then at worst read the last two lines from the cop... they can trigger a 100 thoughts in a functional brain!

    Originally posted by Xenologik View Post
    Yes this is truly a confusing kind of experience. You cant tell who's in real need of help or whether it's a trap. Even in a genuine case like this, the person himself is a total ass who doesn't even know that he can just die in a crash at any moment and yet continues riding . You could have just have walked off in disgust and let the idiot be at the mercy of fate. I wouldn't have gone this far, or maybe i wouldn't have stopped at all...

    i know maybe someday i might be in genuine need of help and then ill find no one to help me ..


    I still remember that i was nearly robbed on the NH4 while returning from mutthathi trip in may. i never thought that i could be targeted by goons on a splendor... carrying a rod n a sickle. at first i didnt realise and i had slowed down, but then when i saw the rod n sickle and they were turning hostile (that is came dangerously close to me), then I ripped my bike at 110 ON the bad stretches of road near nelmangala which could have easily caused an accident. I ripped till i found the police booth near the toll gate and informed that i was being chased by goons and gave the description (unfortunately the number plate was in kannada so i couldn't read it)

    for a 19yr old kid like me its really kind of traumatizing. after that incident I don't trust anyone on the road. I can't because my instinct tells me "save your own skin for tomorrow". No other stranger can be my companion on a ride in lonely stretches.

    although in cities , when there are people around i might stop to help a fella to get petrol for his bike / scooty , or give a lift to a school kid, i feel secure to do a good thing in presence of others around. at least i know i have a chance to evade any nasty incident if it has to occur. but at night when there's not even a soul in sight...

    @satyen what was the time around which this incident took place ? i assume around 10-11pm ? ideal time for drunkards to return home. and in this case the idiot was lucky that the bullet didnt mash his limbs when he first had fallen probably !
    The time was about 9ish! and dude never say that!

    In those first few seconds I was quickly doing an environment scan though it failed all the tests... so the gear remained!




    I just hope people realize their responsibilities in life!

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  • need4torque
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    Good call!

    Satyen, thats one hell of an experience! I mean helping out the guy and even after that going over to inform the cops, was an exemplary act. If i had been in your place, I would have been confused in the first place on what to do! Good call! As Ken da said, no drinking and riding! My life and that of others on the road are just too valuable for that.

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  • hitanshu
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    Fully agree with Ken!

    But weird - good from your side man! Appreciate it

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  • ken cool
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    Oh boy! What a story. Not the best thing to read first thing in the morning. Has got me all shaken up. I really hate people who drink and drive. Really terrible.

    Zero alcohol is the way to go!

    And yes... you did a good thing.
    Last edited by ken cool; 12-24-2008, 09:33 AM.

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  • Xenologik
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    Yes this is truly a confusing kind of experience. You cant tell who's in real need of help or whether it's a trap. Even in a genuine case like this, the person himself is a total ass who doesn't even know that he can just die in a crash at any moment and yet continues riding . You could have just have walked off in disgust and let the idiot be at the mercy of fate. I wouldn't have gone this far, or maybe i wouldn't have stopped at all...

    i know maybe someday i might be in genuine need of help and then ill find no one to help me ..

    I still remember that i was nearly robbed on the NH4 while returning from mutthathi trip in may. i never thought that i could be targeted by goons on a splendor... carrying a rod n a sickle. at first i didnt realise and i had slowed down, but then when i saw the rod n sickle and they were turning hostile (that is came dangerously close to me), then I ripped my bike at 110 ON the bad stretches of road near nelmangala which could have easily caused an accident. I ripped till i found the police booth near the toll gate and informed that i was being chased by goons and gave the description (unfortunately the number plate was in kannada so i couldn't read it)

    for a 19yr old kid like me its really kind of traumatizing. after that incident I don't trust anyone on the road. I can't because my instinct tells me "save your own skin for tomorrow". No other stranger can be my companion on a ride in lonely stretches.

    although in cities , when there are people around i might stop to help a fella to get petrol for his bike / scooty , or give a lift to a school kid, i feel secure to do a good thing in presence of others around. at least i know i have a chance to evade any nasty incident if it has to occur. but at night when there's not even a soul in sight...

    @satyen what was the time around which this incident took place ? i assume around 10-11pm ? ideal time for drunkards to return home. and in this case the idiot was lucky that the bullet didnt mash his limbs when he first had fallen probably !

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  • rossiter
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    Thread approved.

    Satyen, you did what few people would do. Who knows what would have happened had you just ignored him. He would very well have caused mayhem at some point. Consider yourself a Good Samaritan and carry on with the smart ass posts

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