I was biking down a windy mountain road today and the mortorcycle in front of me was slowing down. I was about to pass him when I saw why he was stopping. In front of him an accident had just occurred. I didn’t see the accident happen but I could tell that it had occurred moments before. I didn’t see it happen, but here’s what I think took place. A mortorcyclist had been roaring down the mountain at top speed, crossed over into the other lane (probably to pass a slow driver) just as he was going around a blind corner and a car was coming in the other direction. By the time he saw the car, it was too late.
All I saw was the motorcyclist lying on the ground motionless. I won’t describe the scene in detail… but I’ll just say that I really don’t see how he could have survived.
I’ll admit that I the more I get accustomed to Taiwanese traffic, the less safe I am when I bike. (Yes, I’m on a bicycle, but when I’m going down, I can go just as fast as everyone else)
To the motorcyclist who was killed today:
I don’t know who you were. I don’t know if you had a family. Yet, I grieve your tragic accident. What I saw today is something I will never forget. Seeing this has convinced me to be safer on the road. I’m sorry that this lesson I learned cost you so much.
To everyone here who drives: Please remember to be safe.