I was driving there for eight years... still alive
Like many in those videos, surprisingly (no wonder the theme of the film is "Second Birthday")
But my colleague isn't. He was a Brit, a Johnston & Johnston manager, father of four young ones, and was killed on a sidewalk, while exiting the passenger side of a parked vehicle. You see, Russian drivers do not think twice of using sidewalks to bypass a traffic jam. You saw it in the video too, when a car used the shoulder to avoid a stopped car and hit the guy holding a child. Stopping the car on the road, even with flashing lights, was equally stupid, of course, but you have to understand the guy, it was muddy on the shoulder, and he did not want his car dirty inside
The irony of the story about my colleague is that he was, at that very moment, a part of an advanced driving course, organized by J&J and administered by British police driving instructors. The police instructor suffered a nervous breakdown and was on the next flight to London. I was in that car, undergoing the same training, the day before.