About 4 years back, i along with my family which included my mother, grand mother and aunt went to Nawab Town area almost in the corner of Lahore City to attend funeral ceremony of a relative. The two way road (about 60 feet wide from each side) was blocked from one side due to the road construction and all vehicles were using the other side of the road (crossing each other). I was driving at the speed of around 40 to 45 km per hour, which was quite slow due to the long que of cars and lawful speed authorized by the Government. Suddenly an old man of about 70 years who was trying to cross the road (even there were no crossing signals & all vehicles were going at a certain speed) struck with front mirror of my car and got injured (his forehead along with left eye started bleeding). I stopped my car immediately and parked it to the side and went directly to the injured person.
By the grace of God, no part of his body was damaged except bleeding from the cuts in nearby eye side and on his forehead. His clothes indicated that he belonged to the village. People started gathering and shouting instead of providing immediate medical help to the old man and pin pointed me that “you (means me) are responsible for his injuries and negligently drove the car with extra speed”. The gathering of people was getting larger in size by passing of each minute and almost become a mob (out of control). However, i kept my nerves controlled and didn’t spoke a single word except standing and helping the injured man to control his bleeding. Some people who were exposing as close relatives of that old man started shouting and abusing me and it seems that they could attack me with anger as i was alone in the situation. But suddenly a traffic police officer stepped up like an angel and immediately stopped those few people showing extra anger from taking any unlawful step or attack on me.
The Traffic Police Officer asked the injured old man that who is responsible for the accident. The old man accepted his mistake that he was trying to cross the road in a hurry without noticing the vehicles of one side coming to his way and now has no issues with me. The Police Officer then asked the old man that can he (means me) go now or you want to take him in the court. The old man replied that no i don’t want to and its my mistake.
If that traffic police officer didn’t had arrived on time, the people showing themselves as relative of the old man might have attacked.
I consider it as a help from God (Allah Almighty) and nothing else,… saving me and my family from such an odd situation