Crossing with the lights at a busy intersection can be hairy.
Waiting to cross can be even hairier.
Very large bus which had to be going above the speed limit hit a bump in the road.
I took two or three or even four steps back.
Some part of the speeding bus gouged two tracks along the road surface.
I got showered with sparks. I could smell burning and checked my dress.
About 60 seconds later, a cop car stops at the lights. 60 seconds too bloody late.