It’s like this. The Kembara signal turning right. The bike is behind the kembara and therefore, goes to the left side to go straight. Meanwhile, the van which is an oncoming traffic wanted to turn into the lane and turned but did not see the oncoming bike because the Kembara blocked the view.
So, the bike crashed into the back of the van. The whole panel of the van kena jialat oso lah. Dented with scratches. The bike, meantime, also rosak-ed a bit but thank God, the biker kena sikit scratches on the hand and a bruise on the leg. (already seen doctor liao).
Heh, call it school of hard knocks lor. We went out for dinner and the biker wanted to ride his bike instead of riding in the car to join us for the meals. So, we were just around the corner but did not witnessed the accident though. The uncle who drove the van is a nice, cincai, fatherly guy. We agreed to compensate his repairs, exchanged numbers and he will check with his own mechanic tomorrow.
But now, come back liao, Mr. Accountant thought back and realised it probably is not his son’s mistake but the van’s driver. The repairs of the van will probably costs RM500 like that. Our bike? We actually wanted to trade it in for a new one today. Duh! It happened near the motorbike repair shop and is there for repairs also.
Now, question. Do you think it is the van or the bike’s fault? One thing is the bike knocked into the van’s back. Thank God it was not head on. My son’s reasoning is – The Kembara signalled to turn right, so he has to cut into the left side. He cannot brake just like that and he didn’t expect a vehicle to turn in the lane. So, he crashed into it.
Tomorrow, I have to to do the dirty job of going to the police station to clarify matter. *bite nails* Depending on what the police says, then, only we will make a police report. If the police said we are in the right, then, kena call old uncle to tell him he kena claim his own insurance (or pay from his own pocket) and we will claim damages for the bike. If we are wrong, then, we kena tanggung lor. Pay for the damages from our own pocket.
Anyway, it is school of hard knocks, and glad it is minor (but expensive) knockÂ only. *chew nails*