On My Mind

What I learnt from being hit very slowly by a car

Pedestrians are at risk from drivers raging or lost in their comfortable cocoons, but there is hope if motorists can be more thoughtful

ST ILLUSTRATION: CEL GULAPA

Someone shoved me from behind with enough force to make me stagger, but I managed to not fall on my face. Or so I thought.

I turned around to see whom I had offended just by existing, and found myself in a surreal Transformers-like moment: It was a car which "shoved" me.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 03, 2021, with the headline 'What I learnt from being hit very slowly by a car'. Subscribe