By Zubaidah Nazeer
THE last thing he remembered was his grandfather attempting to overtake a lorry on a sharp bend.
The sole survivor of a horrific accident in Malaysia, Taufik Hidayat, 17, was half asleep at the time.
The next thing he knew, the car was out of control and spinning before another car smashed into it.
His grandparents, 11-year-old sister and an Indonesian maid were killed in the accident near Kemaman in the north-east state of Terengganu at about 1.15pm on Thursday.
They were on their way to a wedding in Kuala Terengganu.
Taufik told The New Paper on Sunday from his hospital bed yesterday that he was dozing off while listening to his iPod at the time.
The ITE student said he then saw his grandfather, Haji Mohd Yasin Husin, 73, about to overtake a lorry on a sharp bend.
Taufik, who suffered hip fractures in the crash, added: "As he was overtaking, a car appeared towards us from the other direction.
"After that, I can't really remember anything. Everything happened so fast."
Their car was hit on the left side near the front passenger seat where his grandmother, Madam Aminah Adom, 62, was seated.
Taufik was behind the driver's seat while his sister, Nor Istiharah, was in the middle. Ms Suriati, his grandparents' maid, was seated behind Madam Aminah.
Said Taufik: "I must have fainted because that next thing I remembered was being helped out of the car. I tried to walk out of the car. I took two steps, then I fell."
He said he was the first to be helped out. He recalled seeing blood stains in the car but did not know whose they were.
His mother, Madam Rohana Yasin, said the paramedics told her that her son heard his sister call out to him, saying she "can't breathe...please help me".
His grandfather and Ms Suriati were also still alive. His grandmother died at the scene from multiple injuries.