There's a flim clip out there, where a woman walks into a runner, and he reflexively pushes off and she falls like a doll, dangerously close to a bus that's just stupidly close to where people are walking. 1) Why is a bus passing like this within inches of people? I know things are crowded in the UK, but this is crazy having people and buses routinely so close together, no? 2) Why do we blame the woman whose using her phone so intently she falls into a fountain, 100% all her fault, but the woman who walks into a runner - she's 0% at fault? 3) If you live in a crowded city, don't you have an affirmative obligation to yourself to be aware of your surroundings and not to walk too close to buses or others when a runner/bicycle/wheelchair/pram is approaching? I think the #1 thing the runner did wrong, was to try and skip out. He needed to stop and go back and render assistance to this woman. He was a coward and fool, not because she fell, but because an accident had occurred and he needed to prevent further harm to her or others. Years and years ago, some idiot parked his car partially in his driveway and partially on the sidewalk in the path of the runners, and the vehicle had a radio aerial that protruded out well past the end of the car into the path of passers by, and he turned off all his house lights as well. I ran face first into the aerial and thought I would lose my eye as the aerial gouged my eye, and I reflexively reached up to protect myself and the aerial got totaled. I went to the doctor the next day, got the all clear, and then I went to the Mazda dealer and got a quote on a new aerial and went over to settle up with the guy. I've talked to 20 people and everyone is in lockstep, the woman is an angel and the runner is a criminal (and would be even had he stopped to help) Does society really hate runners this much? I mean, it has been years since I did any "urban running". Based on the reactions I saw here, I'm reluctant to advise my nephews and niece to run anywhere anyone else is present or could be present. Sounds like the runner is a guarantor of the safety of everyone else. Or is this a textbook example where the observer identifies so strongly with the woman that Passion takes over and they can only see the event through the eyes of this woman or this woman's mother or husband? Wow, if you ever had any uncertainty about the observational abilities of the average person, this should really resolve that once and for all.