Simple, really. Merely to get to the other side. Unfortunately, on this occasion, he never quite made it.
The Daily Telegraph reports that a sector strategist at Deutsche Bank was attempting to cross the road one day last week outside the bank's London Wall building. Stepping on the pedestrian crossing when the green man was apparently flashing, a 'large lorry' is said to have abruptly stopped. Unfortunately the motor cyclist who emerged from the side of the lorry apparently didn't.
The newspaper says that the inevitable impact occurred, the Deutsche man was flipped back towards the pavement and 'impaled on a railing through his right cheek'. Although currently sporting an unseemly scar, the bank employee fortunately seems certain to have suffered no permanent serious damage. He admits that the accident was partly his fault as he wasn't looking as he attempted to cross the road. Thankfully, the only thing he appears to have lost is a bit of 'face'.