I was so close to claiming my first Indian road kill today when I opened the car door and a guy on a motorbike slammed in to it.
As part of the crazy ‘no rules’ driving style in Chennai, when Aravind stopped the car, I opened the passenger door (on the pavement side – not in to the traffic) and some guy on a motorbike decided that was going to try and ride up the side…well, until he came to an abrupt stop from the car door.
The gap was probably only just big enough for him to get his bike through, but that’s usually enough of a gap to make them do it.
Unfortunately, although I nearly killed, or seriously injured him, I just haven’t got any sympathy because of his stupidity (does that make me a bad person?!).