Bus Driver's Rapid Reflexes Save Passengers From Head On Collision
Footage has emerged of a bus driver in Brazil instinctively swerving out of the way of a head on collision. You can watch the video below:
The clip shows a vehicle careering towards the bus on the wrong side of the road, with the bus driver steering sharply to avoid a high-speed crash.
Passengers can then be seen looking to the front of the bus with shock as the heroic driver takes a deep breath and holds his hand to his chest - all too aware how much worse the near-miss could have turned out.
The incident actually occurred on 21 September but the footage has only just started doing the rounds on social media.
The bus was travelling on the BR-330 road connecting Jitaúna and Jequié near Salvador on the east coast when it narrowly avoided the Toyota Hilux pickup truck.
Sadly, the Hilux collided with a car shortly after the bus dodged its path, killing one and injuring two, according to Radar Itarantim.
The publication reports that the driver of the Hilux was a 40-year-old doctor who was intoxicated at the time.
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In November, a man narrowly avoided being hit by a car from the comfort of his own living room after a drunk driver smashed into his property.
Stan Miller, 75, was sat in his living room in Cambridge writing out some Christmas cards when he got out of his chair and went to the toilet. Just seconds after he left the room, a Vauxhall Corsa ploughed through the wall, eventually coming to a stop halfway into his living room.
Mr Miller - who has nine grandchildren - said he heard a loud crash just as he reached the hallway of his home. He added that there has been a few 'near misses' over the years, as his house is located on the corner of a T-junction with a mini roundabout.
Stan's daughter Denise Flood, 41, said: "If he hadn't have moved the wall and window would have just landed on top of him.
"It's the sort of thing you see on the telly but you don't expect it to happen to your own family."
Gigel Matei, 32, attempted to flee the scene but was arrested after he was chased down by a neighbour who convinced him to come back.
He admitted criminal damage, drink-driving, having no full licence, insurance or a valid test certificate and was jailed for 14 months.
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