Yikes! A motorcyclist who was heading to lunch with his mates was recently trampled on by a herd of cows and is now in a coma. This incident happened on 14 September at 2pm in Merang, Terengganu, as confirmed by the Setiu district police chief.
The 49-year-old victim, identified as Mr Anuar Abd Rahim, was reportedly riding on his Ducati Diavel as part of a bike convoy comprising 20 people, according to Today Online. While they were on the way to lunch together from Batu Rakit, Kuala Terengganu to Penarik, Setiu, all of a sudden, a herd of 30 cows came charging at him near a Petronas petrol station, which caused his vehicle to fall on the road as he consequently sustained severe injuries. Oh no!
His wife, 48-year-old Ms Dewi Rosita Abdul Rahim, was also in the same convoy where they were both the last riders of the group. However, she was about 10 metres in front of him. When the cows came charging towards her though, she managed to control her Ducati Monster and prevented it from falling.
She was quoted as saying,
“My husband and I were the last two riders in the convoy and the rest of the riders had safely moved away from the area. We were riding our bikes at moderate speed. Suddenly, a herd of about 30 cows which were initially on our left-hand side began charging towards us.”
“One of the cows trampled on my left leg, but I could still control my bike to prevent it from falling.”
Unfortunately, her husband wasn’t so lucky because as soon as his bike fell, he was immediately trampled on by the herd of 30 cows, injuring him pretty badly.
They were both then rushed to the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Kuala Terengganu so her husband could receive treatment. However, medical personnel told Ms Dewi that her husband suffered bleeding to his brain.
Currently, he is still in a coma. She said,
“My husband remains in the intensive care unit and is still unconscious till today.”
“The doctors have not informed me when my husband could go home, but I was told that it will depend on his condition.”
She added that this was the first time they had met with an accident after taking part in the biker’s convoy for four consecutive years.
If you or your friends frequent biker’s convoys like this, do remember to be careful while you’re on the road!