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


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