Bus Crashes Into Man While He Walking Roadside
By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 12:30
Bus crashes into man as he crosses road – then he gets up and WALKS into pub.
A man lucky to be alive after a bus ploughed into him didn’t let his traumatic experience get in the way of his trip to the pub.
Simon Smith was crossing the road in Reading when the out of control public transport vehicle veered off the main road and straight into him.
In the clip, Mr Smith is hit from behind, and the impact smashes the windscreen of the bus and throws him off to the side of the path.
The bus also manages to clip one of the nearby shops, sending debris flying into the street.
Incredibly, the bus still doesn’t stop, but thankfully steers away from Mr Smith as he lies on the pavement.
After just a few seconds, he pulls himself back to his feet and walks straight into the Purple Turtle pub, appearing to have suffered little injury as a result of the crash.
According to the BBC, Mr Smith suffered only minor injuries and said he feels “lucky to be alive”.
Daniel Fraifeld, 50, who co-owns the Purple Turtle bar, said: “I think he [Simon] pretty much got up, brushed himself down and then an ambulance came and took him to be checked.
“He got looked over and didn’t have any lasting injuries – but he’s covered in scrapes and bruises.
He then got released from the hospital and I think he just went for a pint to relax.”
It’s not yet known what caused the bus to collide with Simon in Reading, Berks., shortly after 9am on Saturday.
Purple Turtle bar escaped with cosmetic damage to the frontage, however we are waiting for a surveyor to assess the damage to No. 10 Gun Street which could have some serious structural damage.
The video gets worse every time you watch it
Council workers helped make the area safe after broken glass and bits of damaged bin and wall were left on the ground.
Staff from Reading Buses and a Reading Borough Council were also called to the scene.
A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: “We were called to a road traffic collision involving a bus and a pedestrian in Gun Street at 9.13am on Saturday.
“The ambulance was called to the scene. The road was closed for about two hours. No arrests have been made.”
A second person was also injured by debris and taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital for further treatment.
A spokesman from South Central Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 9.12am reporting a bus having hit a lamp post at the above location, and then taken down a shop canopy.”
Reading Buses has said it has launched an internal investigation.
A man was knocked down by a bus – before miraculously getting up and walking into a pub.
Simon Smith said he is lucky to be alive after being struck by the double-decker as he crossed the road in Reading.
CCTV footage shows him being knocked off his feet from behind and thrown around 20ft by the bus that mounted the pavement.
Incredibly, Mr Smith walked away with only minor injuries. Seconds after the crash, he is seen standing up unaided, dusting himself down – and walking into the entrance of a bar.