A man in Reading has been described as “lucky to be alive” after being struck by a bus, seemingly without injury.
Shocking CCTV footage sees Reading local Simon Smith flung nearly 20ft after being hit by an out of control double decker bus on Reading’s Gun Street.
Remarkably, Mr Smith can be seen getting to his feet almost immediately after the incident, and strolling immediately into the local pub the Purple Turtle.
(Warning: Some people may find this footage distressing. Viewer discretion is advised.)
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."
Reading Buses told the BBC it was investigating the “awful incident”, which took place on Saturday morning. It is not known yet what caused the number 17 bus to lose control and veer onto the pavement.
We wish Mr. Smith all the best in his recovery, and hope he enjoyed his pint.