Not an amusing thought. The night before I was driving to Noida to drop a friend at his place.
We were driving casually with no hurry at all. It was around 11PM. It was around the Barakhamba Road when this incident happened.
It was pitch dark. And this man appeared from nowhere. Started crossing the street. I was hardly at a distance when he appeared. Did not respond to honking. There was not enough space between my car and him to apply brakes. The only thing I could do was the dodge him. But he kept on moving towards the left side!
I barely managed to avoid hitting him. Thankfully the road was wide enough for me to get past him from the left. The car skidded a bit due to the sharp turn taken to avoid him. Probably ABS kicked in and I was back on the road riding in a straight line.
It was a pretty scary incident.
And the only thing i could think of after that incident was… What would have happened if I had indeed hit him? He was probably drunk to be crossing the street like that. I had all the papers in the car. I had no alcohol in my system. I would have done nothing wrong. I can only think of the various possibilities if an accident had occurred at that point. How the cops would have handled it. Looking at all the crap I am already in, I am very thankful to god today that nothing happened. And it turned out to be a safe drive back home (except for those tense 10 seconds!).