Sunday 23 April 2017

100 people lift double decker bus to rescue cyclist trapped underneath

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One hundred people lifted a double decker London bus to help rescue a man who was trapped underneath.

Today the cyclist is in a serious but stable condition in hospital, a day after some 100 bystanders helped pull him from underneath a bus.

The 55-year-old man was in a collision with the double-decker bus in Walthamstow, London, yesterday evening.

After news of the accident spread through the locality, dozens of people ran out from nearby restaurants and businesses in a bid to help the man.

 

They then got together to attempt to lift the bus off the man and get him free.

The victim was then rushed to hospital where he was recovering today.

The incident was captured on video which was posted online.

Users can hear a woman crying with relief when she sees that the man has been freed.

The scene is reminiscent of an incident involving a Luas last year.

VIDEO: Hero commuters help free schoolgirl trapped under Luas  

Last August, commuters and passers-by pushed a Luas tram away from it's platform in a bid to rescue a schoolgirl trapped following a collision.

The schoolgirl was involved in a collision with the tram in Dublin's city centre.

The incident occurred on the 'Red Line' outside the Jervis Street shopping centre shortly.

Commuters and passers-by rushed to the teenager's aid, and attempted to push the Luas away from the platform in a bid to free her.

The girl was eventually freed and was rushed to hospital - her injuries were not life-threatening.

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