European silver medallist Eilish McColgan has been involved in a sudden car crash during a holiday in India with her boyfriend and fellow athlete Michael Rimmer.
The Great South Run winner described in an Instagram post how she and her partner had been on a four hour taxi journey to their hotel in Agra before another car “cut across us on the motorway and we smashed into it”
Luckily, the pair and the taxi driver all made it out unharmed, however they were soon “surrounded by a group of angry men” who were “threatening to kill” their taxi driver.
Meanwhile there were more distressing scenes with “blood everywhere as the driver of the car they had smashed into climbed out of his car “missing what looked like the majority of his hand.”
The pair were soon lead away to a small hotel by “another Indian man who spoke a little English” before police came and said they had no choice but to get a night bus that was “crammed in with 30 other people, holding our luggage for over 4hours to Agra”
Despite the distress of the whole situation, which left them “shivering in shock, not sure what to do”, McColgan described how the pair have finally made it safely to their hotel in Agra and are ready to continue their holiday.
“Part of us wanted to get on the next flight home,” she said “but another part doesn’t want one bad experience to ruin the opportunity to make some amazing memories in this incredible country! The stranger who helped us to safety reminded us that there are a lot of good eggs in this world! We will be forever grateful for his kindness.”