Monday, January 22, 2007

BUS!

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.

3 comments:

Crystal said...

Lucky escape JT!

of course, my own experiences with the so-called 'police' is that:
IF the Plods HAD appeared at the needed moment, they would have spent a long time finding out how to spell your middle name, filling in some form with a thumbnail dipped in tar,
while the bus roared off over the horizon ....

JahTeh said...

I was really stunned at how fast that bus was travelling. I nearly told the cops but it was going too fast to get a number.

outofctrl said...

It does get scary crossing the roads. The other day I was crossing when the light was GREEN and was nearly hit by a car speeding through the lights.

Now I make sure all the cars have come to a complete stop before I step off the kerb.