Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mischance

On the intersection with Deansgate a crowd had gathered.


A man lay on the floor, moaning and rubbing his leg. A bicycle lay on its side. Another man stood by, concerned at the well-being of the injured. A pedestrian had been crossing the road by the green crossing light. A cyclist, ignoring the traffic lights, sailed through and collided with him.

The cyclist lay on the ground, moaning.

The pedestrian stood by, apologising for the accident.

I wondered if it was bad form to kick a fallen man.

6 comments:

RA said...

Marvellous!
Very Ray Bradburyish... :)

lisleman said...

Do you put real events up here? I came away with the idea that you didn't care for these cyclist make their own traffic rules.

Scarlet Blue said...

...careful, or you'll get me started on motorcyclists... and then they'll be lots of foul language.
Sx

lisleman said...

I'm a joker
I'm a smoker (quit thank goodness)
I'm a midnight toker
I get my lovin' on the run

But now YOU are a member of Team ICB
I Can't Blog
thanks

Kevin Musgrove said...

RA: ta!

lisleman: I promise you that this was true. I walked away before the temptation got too much.

Scarlet: you go for it girl, don't keep it bottled up!

lisleman again: yay! Ta. I suspect I'll be needing it!

Charlie said...

I would have kicked the pedestrian for not kicking the bicyclist.