Monday, March 28, 2011

Terribly sad news

On Sunday news started filtering through of a bike accident that resulted in the death of Yeoh Phee Keong (PK). PK was cycling on the Mex Hwy and was hit from behind by a car.

Many of us ride that same route week in week out, it could have been any one of us. Until now I'd considered this road one of the safest in Malaysia.

My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to PK's family, this is indeed a tragic and deeply saddening loss.

Having been involved in a similar accident that could have also ended my life (I "luckily" got away with four fractured vertebrae) I feel compelled to say that it would be easy for us all to say enough is enough, stay off the roads and ride our trainers in the safety of our own homes or even give up altogether. However, I doubt that is what PK would have wanted, we know that what we do has risks attached but so do many things in life including obesity and being sedentary. I summed up my thoughts at the end of a reflective blog post about my accident in 2006 . In short, we can't wrap ourselves up in cocoon's nor can we do this for our beloved family members. This is not the way to LIVE life.

Of course this doesn't bring back PK but I will say this, I'd wager that that PK lived a life more fulfilled, more complete and happier than the majority of the world who choose to be spectators rather than participators. RIP Yeoh Phee Keong our thoughts are with you


Matty O said...

Truly sad man. I can't fathom this.

We have had some issues cycling in our area. Pretty much people are oblivious and cannot be inconvenience by 3 seconds to slow down and pass when it is safe.

So sad.

My thoughts and prayers go out to PK's family as well.

Cheong said...

Yes, truly sad for the community.

Read your reflective post. The link should be The current link return a page not found.

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Bryan Payne said...

Very sorry to hear that.