Man hit by bus gets back up, heads to pub

News 28/06/2017

A man who was hit by a bus at full speed didn't let it stop him from heading to the pub.

CCTV footage shows the bus mounting the footpath in Reading England, where 53-year-old Simon Smith was walking.

After being thrown an estimated six metres along the pavement, he gets back up like nothing happened, and wanders into the Purple Turtle Bar.

An ambulance was called to the scene, but Mr Smith only sustained scratches and bruising.

Reading Buses told the BBC it was investigating the "awful incident", which closed the road for nearly two hours.

Mr Smith says he thinks he's lucky to still be alive.

The cause of the crash is not known but Thames Valley police say no arrests have been made.