In a thrilling moment caught on cam, a Karnataka speeding man can be first seen avoiding crashing into a bus and then whizzing past a tree to miraculously save his own life. The incident was reported from Eliyarpadavu in Amblamogaru village in Mangaluru and was caught on one of the CCTVs installed. The video of the young man on scooter coming inches closer to a tragic accident has been going viral on Twitter.
While some are claiming that it was the bus driver who was in the wrong, others are claiming that the scooter driver must be punished for speeding. One thing is for sure though, the viral video of speeding man can truly make one question if the entire incident was part of a film shoot where green screen was used to capture the thrilling moment.
The Facts of the Matter
‘Jako rakhe saiyan maar sake na koi’, is a popularly used phrase in India which roughly translates to (the one who is with the God, can’t be hurt by anyone). The phrase is usually used in situation when the Grim Reaper comes inches close to a person and the person is able to break free and live another day. Recently, a young man in Mangaluru personified the same notion when he had a narrow escape with death as a consequence of speeding.
The incident was reported from Amblimogaru village in Ullal, Mangaluru and was caught on one of the CCTV cameras installed. The videos show the entire incident from multiple angles.
What Does the Video Show?
In the video, a bus, seemingly from public transport, can be seen making a sudden U-Turn in the middle of deserted road. Suddenly, a speeding scooter can be seen with a driver casually whizzing past the bus. The entire moment lasts for one or two seconds, but can easily make one pause and play to catch the brief moment when a collision could’ve happened.
The scooter may be running on petrol, but the man must’ve been running with pure adrenaline after what happens next. In another angle, the same scooter can be seen almost flying past a wall and barely having few feet of distance from it.
What makes the encounter hair raising was that the man, in almost Vin Diesel from the Fast and Furious franchise, dodged death to manage driving between a shop and the tree.
Watch the Video Here:
Viral video of a young man who was speeding on a scooter and miraculously avoided colliding with a bus that was taking a U-turn near Elyarpadavu, Mangalore. 🚌💨🛵
The scooter then hits the door of the fish processing unit and passed in between a shop and a tree. 😱 pic.twitter.com/c4vAvbbikj
— Mangalore City (@MangaloreCity) January 11, 2022
Netizens React to Thrilling Video of Speeding Mangaluru Man
As always netizens across the nation had different responses to the video. While some applauded the man’s driving skills, other plainly called out the fact that he was speeding. Some even claimed that it was the bus driver who was in the wrong.
Damn. Gotta admit that this was miracle. pic.twitter.com/aVVktdfb0G
— Vignesh Gopal B (@VigneshGopalB1) January 11, 2022
80% fault of scooty rider and 20% fault of the bus staff for not keeping the conductor outside to alert others.
— John Coweed Dayal (@lilkitee) January 11, 2022
Wear a helmet for god sake!
— kushal bethur (@kush5005) January 12, 2022
While doing a u turn, after the front of the vehicle steered to an angle the rear view in side mirror is a blindspot. That's y supportive staffs assist during such times in heavy vehicles. Many drivers turn, reverse very slowly to get sufficient reaction time for both vehicles.
— Jeno Kumaradas (@jenokdas) January 12, 2022
Overspeeding by the biker and carelessness by the bus staff. Need not be termed as miraculous escape and all that to grab attention. Cops should book both.
— TSPA (@TSPoonkudla) January 11, 2022
Karnataka Reports Drop in Road Accidents, Casualties
According to the Karnataka State Police, 7,523 persons were killed in 28,306 road accidents From January till October 2021 in the state. Moreover, 33,864 persons were injured till October 2021 in the state. It should be noted that it was the first time Karnataka reported a sharp dip in number of road accidents and casualties due to the same in the past five years.
The number of accidents dropped below 40,000 and the number of deaths due to the same dropped to less than 10,000 in 2020. Moreover, number of injured persons due to road accidents also decreased when compared to last five years. In 2016, as many as 54,536 persons were injured while in 2020, 39,492 people were injured in road accidents.