19 May 2008

End of Holiday with a Big BANG - Incident Part 1

Bang? What Bang? Haha... Finally the beast met its match, the Mother Nature xD Yeah, last night finally the FC involved with an accident somewhere around old Bangi trunk road. I wasn't driving the car, but Yazid.

The aftermath >_>

Now, lets recall what happen last night:

Both Munzeer and i were pretty tired that night as Munzeer just got back from a picnic with his family while i just got back from my ex-classmate wedding at Ampang (borrowing the FC >_>). Soon after we got back, Munzeer and i was doing our 180 turn at an open car park. Both of us managed to do well and get used to it (Munzeer used to it as he has a good experience while i kinda getting to know the car better after often borrowing the car and drive on my own) .

Soon after, Hafiz and Yazid arrived then both of munzeer and i taught them how to do it. Yazid as usual get very excited while Hafiz a little bit nervous. Sometimes during my turn was over, i did a few 360 turn a.k.a doughnut, while Yazid saw i'm doing it, he also want to try it after his turn, but failed. So we went to Bangi for a touge session.

On the way, Hafiz was doing the first run. I can say he had more confidence than before, but somehow he often made mistakes during gear change, that made me worried a bit. Is he getting excited after learning the 180? Only God knows. When it was over, i was kinda wanted to go second as i want to practice my newly-learned Power Over Drift technique but i afraid Yazid might tried to copy it. So i asked him to drive first as i don't want to risk our lives <_<

It went normal at first, but then soon later, i can see Yazid is kinda over-excited since he is so bold taking the right lane without even my confirmation (i seated at the front-passenger side at that time). Approaching the destined corner, he was going a bit fast, during the right turn, the car starting to oversteer to the right. Somehow i kinda noticed that Yazid press some more of the gas pedal then counter-steer. The result of doing that, the car now oversteer to the left. I think upon the oversteer part started, he already engulfed in his panic attack since i kind of remembered hearing he pressing even more gas pedal as the car is oversteering to the left. In a flash, the car made a complete 180 degree turn and hit the hill on the left side of the road.

Seriously, it all went too fast and the rest of us couldn't react anything. Just a blink of eyes, the car was already crashed. We went into silent for a few second as we still kinda shocked of what just happened. Then Munzeer finally spoken and ask Yazid to ignite back the engine and place it at the other side of the road as it is much more wider so we can do the inspections of the damage. Lucky the engine still ok and can cross the road.

Right after stopping, all of us went to check the damage. Apparently, the crash do the damage on the right-rear of the car. Although the damage seems minimal, but... the big problem is the damaged bodywork is touching the right-rear tire. We can't afford taking risk of blowing the tire when we trying to head back home. So we decided to pull the body a bit so that we can widen the gap. Surprisingly, the FC body is very tough that we can't even move an inch o_o I was almost giving up and thinking of going back together by walking but only Munzeer drive the car back.

Later i remember about the small spare tyre that might can do the trick. I mentioned to everyone and we all started to do the operation. Munzeer prepared all the tools, Hafiz do all the work, I try to hold the car and at the same time cover the damaged part from passerby cars as i don't want them to bug us, and Yazid... sitting and looking while having a mental breakdown. No other option, all of us tried to cheer Yazid up and cure his breakdown. Well, at least another helper and stay optimistic is good rather than giving up in that kind of condition. For almost 1 hour we battle through our way to get the spare tyre in, finally our work paid off. The tyre fits perfectly while giving a good gap between the tyre and the body.

So we head back slowly to our home with the car. Thank God, we managed to arrive safely and went to our own home for a rest.

The crash course

I can't sleep at all that night. Why? Because i'm worried what Basyeer (car owner) is going to say >_< So i end up staying up until 7am. Then i went back to the crash scene to do some CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) lolz xD Well, nothing much to be seen there plus the road was quite busy. There are only one visible tyre line that went straight to the hill. Oh well, i guess that was it to conclude my CSI >_>

The red circle is where the car was hit

After getting back home, i dozed off completely and woke up getting sms-es from Yazid and Munzeer that the car has been sent for body repair and Basyeer want to see the pictures. That evening i managed to have a chat with Basyeer via yahoo messenger and sort things out. Right after that, i called up Yazid and asked him for a drink at a nearby stall. Basyeer was concerned with Yazid's feeling, so i decided to meet up with him in order to give him some encouragement. After a while talking, i guess i made himself to calm down. I've been knowing Yazid for almost 10 years so i hope everything went ok with him.

So now the car currently under repair and will have to wait for another few days. Hafiz and i suffered a minor injury. Hafiz only hit his head while i somehow had a neck strain injury. My holiday is over and tomorrow classes are going to start -_- I need my sleep. I will continue updating the progress of the car.


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