In a viral video making rounds of social media, a biker’s life was saved by his helmet after a bus completely ran over his head. CCTV footage shows the hair-raising moment when the motorcyclist from Brazil got run over by a bus, and cheated death with the help of his helmet.
The lucky man in question unwittingly became part of one of the best Public Service Announcement ads involving advantages of helmets.
The video has so far clocked in 3.9 million views on Twitter. Incidentally, the Bengaluru traffic police also took to Twitter and shared the same video. Dr. BR Ravikanthe Gowda, commissioner of police (traffic), took to Twitter and highlight the importance of having a good quality helmet while driving.
“Good quality ISI mark helmet saves life,” his caption read. According to reports, the incident transpired in Brazil earlier last week in Belford Roxo.
Earlier in September 2021, a similar hair-raising video had emerged from India which showed the huge wheel of a tractor trolly going over a man’s head. The man miraculously survived the ordeal and lived to tell the tale as he was wearing a helmet.
The Facts of the Matter
In 2020, prominent helmet manufacturer Studds Accessories reported that at least 80 million people in India who drive two-wheelers on an everyday basis need helmet. According to its report, the helmet usage penetration in India for two-wheelers was only about 60%.
While the government has time and time again issued mandates regarding compulsory usage of helmets for two-wheeler drivers, there are people on streets every day who drive without any safety for their heads.
Recently, a video from Brazil is making rounds of social media which has inadvertently become a PSA for using helmet while driving. According to reports, the incident shown in the video transpired in Brazil’s Belford Roxo.
What Does the Video Show?
In the video gone viral, a bus is taking a left-hand round when a motorcycle rider appears in the frame out of nowhere. The motorcyclist crashes and gets flipped over his own motorcycle. To the horror of the onlookers, and viewers online, the man is thrown forward and falls right beneath the bus.
Thankfully, the motorcyclist is wearing a helmet and as the bus reverses back, the motorcyclist is able to roll away. The impact of the accident was such that his helmet can be seen falling on the streets in shambles.
Obviously in shock, the motorcyclist takes his fair share of time to get up and move away. Some bystanders rush to the man and try to check on him. Miraculously, the man not only survived an otherwise fatal accident, but also walked freely without any injuries.
Watch the Video here:
NASCEU DE NOVO 😱 pic.twitter.com/aPxmeE3rgS
— Penha News RJ 2.0 (@PenhaNewsRJ) July 18, 2022
Netizens React to Brazilian Man Cheating Death Thanks to Helmet
Interestingly, an official of the Bengaluru traffic police also took to Twitter and shared the same video. Netizens took to the comments section and reacted to the miraculous ordeal.
Sir compare to ISI helmets,LS-2 and other foreign brand helmets are more strong and safer, why don't govt take initiative on this and make it legal, if they're seriously interested in saving people life instead of penalized to riders who wear best quality helmets.
— Prajval V (@VPrajval) July 20, 2022
Sir ISI standard on helmet is an absolute joke. If you say ECE or Snell it's agreeable.
I don't agree much on DOT too
— Likhith | ಲಿಖಿತ್ 🇮🇳 (@likhithramesh) July 20, 2022
Following lane rules, speed limits also matters.
— Krishna (@Krshnmoo) July 20, 2022
Good quality road – Not Bangalore definitely
In Bangalore, there is a possible story. The biker was trying to avert a pothole or there was gravel on road over which he skid.
— Kela Hobe🍌 (@tangdi_kabab) July 20, 2022
Damn.. This could be a great advertisement for helmet. Still that helmet got obliterated.
— Nischal T Raj (@Nischal_T_Raj) July 20, 2022
Omg very scary, but yes good helmet can save ur life…Pl wear swat belt or Helmet while driving.
— CaSubratpatra🇮🇳 (@Subratpatra13) July 20, 2022
The video is scary and not from India. But the point is well understood
— Futala_Lakers (@RaghavChandra9) July 20, 2022
Gujarat Man Saved by Helmet After Truck Lorry Runs him over
Earlier in September last year, a similar incident was reported from Dahod, Gujarat. A man and a woman fell from their two-wheeler due to a pothole. The matters escalated when a truck with a trolley attached to it swerved past the couple, and ran over the man who had fallen right beneath the tyre.
The man in question was wearing a helmet, which saved him from getting injured, or worse, succumbing to his injuries later.
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દરેક વખતે આમની જેમ નસીબ તમારો સાથ નહી આપે
— SANJAY DESAI 🇮🇳 (@rabari_26) September 15, 2021