Picture taken at the main Sanlitun intersection on Gongti during eveningtime. A sedan nicked a U-turning taxi cab, after which the drivers of both cars — while waiting for police — chose to not move their vehicles. Try to imagine with me the anger of everyone behind them. Traffic may have been backed up to Third Ring Road.
Now try to imagine my glee as I pedaled past on my bike, stopped, took out my camera phone, aimed, and snapped this picture. And why would I be so gleeful? Just because.
Beijing Traffic is an ongoing series dedicated to the Chinese capital’s perpetual and eternal gridlock. Got pics of horrible, frightening, maddening traffic? Send em here. Remember, there are no road rules in China, only magic.
Previously: A Bus Fucks Up Everything