Photograph by cousin.
AN Uncle and Aunty was hit by a trailer from behind. The car spin twice and ended up in a storm drain. Fortunately, the incident occurs near a mosque at about zohor, the mid day prayer time. Unfortunately, Johor has been having heavy rain and the storm drain is filled with water. Somehow my Aunty was thrown out during the fiasco and ended up standing in water up to her neck, her attemp to climb out was futile as she keeps slipping back into the water. My Uncle was strapped in and still in the car, fortunately again his side was above water.
Both of them were finally rescued by people on their way to prayers. My Uncle had to be pulled out from the right window as the door is jammed. He suffers broken ribs and internal bleeding. She is traumatised but getting better, there's a huge laceration on the side of her neck due to the seat belt. Pray that they will get well soon.
Why the title broken promises ? Well, this incident really put a damper on my confidence in Proton because the friggin' AIRBAG DOES NOT DEPLOY !!! The car is declared total lost, the impact is tremendous, just look at the picture. To make matters worse, this is a Waja Premiere, not your common garden variety Waja. I just pray that this is an unfortunate occurance and not a norm. I would really hate to think of the thousands of Proton drivers out there driving with the notion of false security provided by an airbag that might not work when you need it to.