The city of Douala in Cameroon has yet experienced a traffic accident involving a motorcycle taxi Tuesday, February 15, 2011. The scene took place in the area Ndokoti, just opposite a gas station around 17 pm 30.
The moto-taxi and a passenger vehicle rolled in the opposite direction on single-track road. The driver of the vehicle, a small Japanese sedan, wanted access to the gas station who was on his left side. He began cautiously maneuver that required him to cut the road to vehicles traveling in the opposite direction.
But the motorcycle taxi was traveling at too high speed in the opposite direction and its driver did not see him in time to avoid the accident. Some witnesses claimed he was distracted chatting with his passenger, a young man and his girlfriend. Therefore can not brake in time, he narrowly avoided sedan. The bike almost grazed the bumper, went down below the road and overturned.
The passenger jumped nimbly to the bike and got out almost unscathed. His girlfriend, fell, hurt his arm slightly. The driver of the motorcycle was the most seriously injured. Injured his hip, he was in shock and remained lying down for long. The owner of the vehicle is parked in the petrol station and went away for nearly a quarter of an hour, in all likelihood, get over his emotions.
Gradually, a crowd of onlookers congregate at the scene of the accident and injured around the engine. Voices were raised to blame the motorist for not wanting to support injured while most eyewitnesses attributed to him are not responsible for the accident. The tension increased when he refused, at first, caring for wounded. Many people including drivers of moto-taxi almost forced him to take them to hospital in a taxi, more than half an hour after the accident.
It should be noted that almost no one thought to call the police to find the facts. This type of traffic accident involving a motorcycle taxi is very common in Douala where everyone agrees to decry the reckless notorious motorcycle taxi drivers and their disrespect to none of the traffic