El Ángel de la Independencia is one of the most famous monuments in Mexico City. Situated high upon a victory column, towering over a large multilane roundabout, the golden angel stands with her right leg on the podium, her left leg extended gracefully behind her. Not unlike a person in the act of scooting.
It was while gliding past the angel that I was hit by a car, joining the thousands of people who have ended up in emergency rooms as a result of riding the e-scooter wave.
Neither El Ángel nor I were wearing a helmet.
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