Lucky kid who escaped getting crushed by a bus gets a new cycle

Remember the video where a kid comes out of nowhere on the main road in Kerala? The video shows the great timing of the situation where the kid was saved by a whisker. His cycle was crushed under a state bus. But now, he has got a new bicycle as a gift.

Lucky kid who escaped getting crushed by a bus gets a new cycle

The kid from Kannur had a narrow escape a few days ago. After the video of the incident became viral on the Internet, Vyapari Vyavasayi Ekopana Samiti in Taliparamba gifted him a new bicycle.

The district committee members said, “We presented the gift to the boy to compensate him for his lost cycle and also to create an awareness regarding the use of bicycles.”

What happened during the mishap?

Last month, CCTV footage became viral on the Internet. The CCTV footage shows a typical single-lane road in Kerala with moderate traffic. Suddenly, a kid riding a bicycle enters the road at high speed and hits a biker. While the bike did not fall, the cycle fell on the spot. The kid, however, was thrown to the other side of the road.

A state transport bus, which was following the motorcycle closely did not get time to apply the brakes and crushed the bicycle. However, the kid looked fine in the video and he stood up soon after his bicycle got crushed.

It looks like the kid lost control of the bicycle and could not apply the brakes. He entered the road from a dirt road, which seems to be a declining slope. No one is injured in this accident. How do you think that the kid survived the accident? Pure luck or skills of the bus driver?

Lucky escapes are quite common

The way Indian motorists drive, such lucky escapes are not very uncommon. Another incident from the Southern part of India shows another lucky incident where a scooter rider got saved. The CCTV footage shows a man on a scooter entering the corner at a very high speed.

As the scooter approaches the bus, the driver almost completes the first manoeuvre. That’s when the guy on the scooter swerves to his left and uses whatever narrow space there was between the bus and the wall. Even the bus driver spotted him at the last moment and applied the brake.

The guy on the scooter in the meantime just missed the bus and continued going straight to find a tree. He somehow manages to pass through the gap between the tree and the wall.

Shantonil Nag

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