Another day, another lesson for the road. When you’re in a parked car, please turn your head to look behind you before opening your door.
On many occasions have I envisioned myself flipping over the handlebar because I suspect the passenger of the parked car I’m about to pass will step out at just the wrong second. Thankfully I’ve yet to take a tumble, but last week in Wuhan, a family of three on a scooter weren’t so lucky.
Correction: they were extremely lucky. The spill, which is recorded by an adjacent bus’s surveillance camera, results in the scooter’s passengers going underneath said bus. The ever-alert driver, surnamed Deng, slams on his brakes (to the consternation of his passengers, surely) just in time. A man emerges from underneath the bus, picks up his young child, and then helps a woman up. All three turn out to be okay. Sohu video for those in China after the jump.