Anyway, while I was actually watching, the second car ran into the back of the car that had slowed to turn off, spinning the hit car around almost 180 degrees.
Within a second or two, the driver of the second car, a young black woman was out and raging at the driver of the car she had hit. The language was something that even I don't hear very often and all to the accompaniment of the "gangsta" waving of the hand above the head. I really thought she was going to have a heart attack.
Nobody seemed bothered about braving her wrath to attend to the driver of the first car so I decided to assist myself, checking that she was OK whilst all the time biting my tongue and not making a comment to the raving lunatic.
I called the emergency services because it was clear to me that she had been injured, albeit, prima facie, not seriously. I then offered her my name and phone number to act as a witness to the incident. She looked puzzled and asked why? I said that I thought she had been the victim of careless driving certainly, if not dangerous driving.
At this point the screaming harridan turned her attention on me saying "Who gives a flying *** what a fat bastard like you thinks?"
Successfully not rising to the bait, I said to the young driver of the first car:-
"I'm a Magistrate and as such, if I'd been shown a video of the incident when in Court I'd have had no problem in making a finding of guilt to careless driving or even dangerous driving and that, as a Magistrate, the Police would be happy to take a statement from me owing to the fact that I'm conversant with what is required of a witness."
The driver seemed heartened at this and dug out a notepad to take my details. She also got her phone and, while I was there, summoned the Police.
Curiously, the screaming and shouting suddenly stopped at the same time