He gets knocked down, but he gets up again: UK pedestrian hit by bus, then goes to pub like it was absolutely nothing

Simon Smith walked into the Purple Turtle pub in Reading seven seconds after being hit by a double-decker bus

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 28 June, 2017, 2:31pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 28 June, 2017, 7:14pm

A man was sent flying by an out of control bus in Britain but got back up immediately and walked into a pub as if nothing had happened, video footage shows.

Simon Smith, 53, was knocked to the ground by the careering vehicle on Gun Street in Reading, but CCTV footage then shows him get to his feet moments later and walk into the Purple Turtle bar. He sustained only scratches and bruising despite being thrown about 20 metres.

Reading Buses told the BBC it was investigating the “awful incident”, which took place on Saturday morning.

It is not known what caused the crash but Thames Valley police said no arrests had been made. An ambulance was called to the scene and the road was closed for about two hours.

Smith told BBC South Today he was lucky to be alive. He walked into the pub seven seconds after being struck, the CCTV time stamp shows.