Hit by a car

I just saw someone get hit by a car.

He bounced off the bonnet of a dark-coloured Porsche (UCD-852) that had zoomed through the intersection as the light turned red. The man hit the footpath and ran into the nearby supermarket. The car stopped, and the driver got out and chased after him.

I found them in an aisle, the driver insisting the man go to hospital and that they exchange details; the man insisting he was okay, just a graze, just a scratch.

I think they both got a shock. I know I did. From what I saw, they were both at fault, and hopefully will be more careful next time.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

8 replies on “Hit by a car”

Yep. I wanted to make sure the pedestrian was okay. He claimed to be. I thought about telling the driver he shouldn’t run red lights like that, but decided instead to tell the world about it :-)

Please tell me the Porche driver was using his mobile? I have seen similar except the pedestrian actually went right over the car and he too insisted he was ok and did not want any fuss.

I live in Thailand and I see the opposite!

Car hits man, car drives off and man tried to chace car – not the other way round!

Andrew, couldn’t see. He was certainly speeding.

Michael, I haven’t looked it up, but I’m betting the “aggressivity” of the Porsche is much less than a 4WD (esp with bullbar).

Jen, I confess, yes.

Gee Whizz… concluding that we do not completely follow the American example. Can you imagine the legal circus a pedestrian getting a love tap from a passing vehicle in the States would ensue? Long live the Australian virtues of She’ll Be Right!

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