Not all villains wear Lycra – cars are literally killing us | Arwa Mahdawi
‘Hogger joggers’ and mamils aren’t the only ones hurling us into the path of danger. There’s a bigger and more normalised culprit on our streets
There is – you may have noticed – a certain sort of middle-class, middle-aged man who decides he’s going to burn off the angst of advancing age through aggressive exercise. He’s going to do marathons and triathlons and so on; he’s going to muscle his way out of mortality.
Now, exercise is normally considered a healthy way of relieving stress and dealing with internal issues. However, some of these midlife fitness fanatics rage against the dying of the light just a little too hard and their rage runneth over. A recent well-publicised incident in London was perhaps an example of that. On Thursday, the Metropolitan police arrested a middle-aged man in Chelsea as part of an investigation into an incident in which a jogger appeared to knock a female pedestrian into the path of an oncoming bus.
Related: Putney Bridge jogger: man arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm
Source: Guardian Transport
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