I took a pity on the two kids

@yanzalong (10151)
Indonesia
March 4, 2012 9:20pm CST
The two kids aged about 6 and 7 years of age cried out when they were thrown off the motorbike their mother rode. The accident happened because their mother collided with another motorbike. She fell off and hurt her knees. Luckily the kids were alright. There were a couple of people gathered to help her to the side of the road. I noticed one of the kids were in school uniform. The mother was most probably on her way to take her daughter to school. The kids kept crying and this made me sad, too. How did you feel when you witness accident like this, especially the accident that involved small kids? When you saw the kids crying, did you also feel sad?
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@toniganzon (49903)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
When kids cry they really look pitiful and yeah i do feel sad about that sometimes, being a mother myself. I could truly relate to that. As a child, i tried hard not to cry in public though. I had one bicycle accident but i never dared cry because i was too shy plus the fact that i didn't like it when people pity me. I still have that trait until now. I don't want anybody's pity. But i can surely understand how you felt that time when you saw those two kids.
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
5 Mar 12
I think the kids cried out of their control. They just burst out crying not because of asking for anyone's pity on them, right? I saw one of them kept holding her mom's hand. You see, that how scared she was to see her mom.
@toniganzon (49903)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
Of course not! They cried because of pain and not to gain pity. I was just telling you i was different. I would rather keep the pain rather than be embarrassed. I always felt embarrassed if somebody sees me crying in public. EVen as a kid i was aware of that. And my son is behaving the same way as i am.
@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
well, i feel sorry for the kids. but thankful that they are all ok. ^_^ hopefully the father would be the one to take them to school next time
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
21 Mar 12
that would be the best idea if she still had his husband. At the accident scene, I asked her about her husband but she seemed reluctant to answer it.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
6 Mar 12
There's something your government should do, limit the number of people allowed on a motorbike. Surface area of a motorbike is small and yet there are 3 people riding on it? IT's way too dangerous. Even if there's no other vehicles causing the accident, what if it's rainy weather, it's still dangerous as she can skid anytime. NO matter what, this kind of accident should not even happen in the first place if government is strict in enforcing its rules. I do feel sad but there's nothing we can do.
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
7 Mar 12
The government does that. Some people are just ignorant of this. Many still ride their bikes with two people at the back. Sometimes two at the back and on in the front. You see how disobidient they are. They know the police will stop them when they are found out doing this.
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@UmiNoor (3487)
• Malaysia
5 Mar 12
Seeing children hurt and crying would definitely make me cry too especially if they've been in some kind of accident. Not only children, if I see any helpless person like the elderly getting hurt by an accident, I would feel their pain too. Just this morning, I read a news article at Yahoo about an elderly couple in their late 60's involved in a hit and run. That is even worst.
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
5 Mar 12
Yes, as long as we still have sense of humanity, we can always feel moved when seeing this accident. I sometimes can not hold back my tears when I see a child crying, especially in an accident.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
accident is a horrible thing to see and of course i will feel sad especially i see a child hurting. people riding a motorbike should take extra care especially that they have their children with them. but accidents really happen and as much as you are taking extra care other drivers do not. hope the two kids and the mother are doing fine now.
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
5 Mar 12
The kids are doing alright, I think. I didn't see any injury but the mother had a couple of bruises on her knees. It's trivial injuries I hope.
• United States
5 Mar 12
Hi there. I don't know if I can remember seeing an accident where small kids were hurt, but I know that it would break my heart to see it. I hope the mother was okay also, though. I'm glad there were people there who were able to help her and the kids out. It probably scared the kids pretty bad as well as being worried about their momma being hurt. I was going to trade my moped once for a motorcycle, but my daughter just started screaming and crying as loud as she could beccause she saw another guy try the motorcyle out and he fell and it fell over before he even got out of the driveway good. So I decided it would not be a wise choice at all.
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
5 Mar 12
She was on her way to take one of the kids to school. She might have ridden it a bit faster, or another bike may have been careless and hit her bike from behind. The people were busy helping her out of the way. I didn't hear any conversation talking about how the accident happened. We are lucky to have community that like helping one another, especially when accidents like this happened. The people who helped her certainly didn't know her but since she was having an accident, the symphaty arose to help. This is a sense of humanity that exists in us.
• United States
5 Mar 12
I think she was wrong to have them on the back of the motorbike like that. I think that only seats one or two not three people.
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
5 Mar 12
Yes, that's the mistake she made. In our country most motorcyclists have two people at the back seat (most are children). We see them only in the morning. After 9 o'clock in the morning, when a motorcyclist have two people at the back, a police will stop him or her. Having two people at the back is not allowed and against the regulation. Thank for responding.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Mar 12
hi yanzalong a few months back, well maybe a year now but my friend Nelda and I are were on our way to Ralphs market when we were stopped to let people make right turns. well it was just at the time when the sun is almost down and its not quite dark but hard to see without headlights., A woman driving a large SUV turned in front of us just as a young teenaged boy was riding his bike across the pedestrian walk. She hit him so hard he flew up in the air off the bike but managed somehow to get up and walk to the sidewalk with the bike where he collapsed. He had to have been badly hurt.She did not have her headlights on. I dont think she saw him or the bike.When we came back maybe a half hour later an ambulance was there and they were loading the boy into the ambulance. we never did find out how badly he was hurt. It really shook us up and made us both feel so sad.He was maybe fifteen and actually he had the right of way,she should have stopped to let him cross.but both of us remember this yet and felt for the young boy.that SUV was huge and she hit him hard.
@yanzalong (10151)
• Indonesia
5 Mar 12
My dear Hatley, that was a terrible accident. Let's hope that it will never happen to us in the future. I also saw an accident when I was walking along the road in London some years ago. I saw a man lying flat on the street. It seemed to me he was just hit by a car. No one was trying to remove him from his lying position. People around just watched from a distance. The police finally came, and asked people around about it.
• Canada
5 Mar 12
I don't think I have ever witnessed an accident involving kids thanks god for that but I'm sure that if I ever did see an accident like this it would make me very sad and it would break my heart to see young kids get hurt. However, I'm glad the kids and her mother were okay and didn't get hurt from the accident. I think that the mother should not have had her two kids on the motorbike with her, it can be dangerous as there is only one seat for safety reasons...
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
5 Mar 12
Thankfully I've never experienced an accident where children were involved. However, I was on my way to a concert with my mother a few years ago when I experienced a pretty bad accident. There was a young man driving a motorcycle that clipped the rear end of a van. The man was thrown from the bike and lost his shoes in the accident. He looked to be injured pretty badly. I stopped and checked on him and also waited for police to arrive. It did make us late for the concert, but I am not the kind of person that could go on without thinking about the accident that I'd witnessed.
@r3jcorp (1384)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
I feel pain whenever I see accident like this and of course if it involves little children. I do hope we will never encounter accidents because we travel with the whole family. Maybe the mother was in a hurry to bring the child to the school. Anyway, I don't trust motorcyle, it is very seldom that I do ride with it and I told my girls to hold still while on a moving motorcyle. Even if we are on the car, I always remind my husband to be aware of the motorcyle along the way, sometimes those are the ones that are overspeeding and its really very dangerous to be with them on the road.
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
5 Mar 12
Well, of coures, i will be very sad, as you have said, thank god, the two kids are ok, and the accident is not very serious. In fact, here in my place there was an traffic accident not long ago. In the accident, one family are all killed, including two kids. Though cars have brought lots of conveniences to us, but it also brings too much accidents. We can't be more careful in driving. Wish all people realize the importance of safety and don't take anything for granted.