Monday, February 13, 2006


drove past this scene of a traffic accident on Satuday evening. some guy was lying on the road immobilized; he was probably paddling one of those three-wheeled trishaw carts that were common on the streets of Beijing. unfortunately, this is a common scene. most of the time, cyclists or trishaw riders are on the losing end. the wierd thing is that such traffic incidents always draw a crowd of curious onlookers, it seems like Beijing's most popular spectator sport. I don usually see many people rushing to help or direct traffic (heaven forbid!). They just stand around and gawk. maybe they show up in anticipation of fisticuffs (very common when two cars were involved).


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