“Hailed a cab in NYC about a year ago. Realized I left my wallet in the hotel room. Told him I’d be right back, he said that would be too long and took another customer.
When I came back out of the hotel I saw his taxi overturned halfway up the block. Turned out that a van driven by a drunk driver blew through a red and slammed the side of the taxi. Both the taxi driver and his customer died.
I wouldve been going in the same direction had I stayed in the cab.
Wouldn’t say I’ve changed much, but I was certainly more cautious in the weeks following the event.” – RME198