Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Who is to blame???


Last year on same day 1 incident changed our life…..

While crossing road to catch an auto to take my daughter school, I was standing on the divider waiting for the vehicles to pass. As soon as the vehicles cleared I put my leg to cross, something hit hard on my leg & I blackout… after a few sec I realised that I had fallen on road & Prerna was not in my hands. Usually I carry her with my left hand, but she had fallen on my right side & she was crying loudly…

With crowd gathering, I could hear a biker pleading “I my sorry, I had been to ATM, have to go to hospital”. By the time anyone could catch him he sped away...

All I was worried about my daughter who was crying, lying on hot road (it happened at around 2 in afternoon)…

I picked her up; luckily people helped me pick up my bag, umbrella & purse & also my daughter who was howling badly out of fear…

Since her therapy clinic was nearby I somehow managed to go there…. Luckily she was not hurt…

I thanked God… (Later I realised I thanked God a bit early)

Though I was hurt badly & my hubby being a cameraman was busy with IPL at that time somehow I reached home…

Next day morning at 5 I woke up with a strange sound on switching on lights I realised my daughter was getting convulsions (fits)…

Prerna who being a special child didn’t have the fits problem until then…I went in to shock… I felt totally helpless…

What followed then was hospital, doctor follow ups, increase of medicines etc…list is endless….

BUT MY QUESTION IS WHO IS TO BLAME FOR THIS?????

The biker who was on wrong side & came on full speed with out honking, or me who was looking at right side of traffic & not the other way while crossing….

Even now I am not able to sleep peacefully at night in the worry that has she got a fit???

Who is to be held responsible for all this tension & worry??

A single fit can cause lots of problem for a special child. It makes the child go few months or years back… Who is responsible for it??? It was a plus point for me & my family that Prerna was not getting fits till now… but that 1 incident turned that plus point of our life into the most negative point of our life…

My friend’s husband told me “I India while crossing we must look on both sides & then cross…this is India.”

Though he jokingly said it I followed it seriously… whenever Prerna is with me I fear crossing the road…who is the cause of this fear???

So many road accidents occur here, so many lives are lost here due to mistakes of the drivers….sometimes the sole earning member is lost, some handicapped for life so on & so forth…. One mistake of the driver but punishment for those who are hit or killed!!!

But who is to be blamed…one who drives or the ones who happen to come unfortunately in their ways??? Does the driver ever realise the aftermath of his mistake???

Who is to going to answer this question???? When will people learn to drive with responsibility?

Responsibility towards people walking on the road, responsibility towards their family…..WHEN?
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2 comments:

  1. Hi Aparna, happened to read ur blog & realised the pain in you. Even if i havent gone through this extend of pain, i realise how one would feel if our child is detected with epilepsy.
    My daughter, now 7yrs old was detected for epilepsy when she was less than 3, she was on medication for 3 yrs, now stopped it completely.
    Dont worry everything is a temporary phase in life, we can overcome everything.
    Prerna would be perfectly fine, all our kids need is a lovable atmosphere, as long as they get it things would change for the good...
    Life isnt always fair, but sure the life as much pain it gives us, it will give us the strength to face it & overcome it..
    My love to prerna :)

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  2. Thnx Deepa for ur comments...

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