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:gatso2: From the Belfast Telegraph ... 63733.html

Crowd lifts London double-decker bus to save life of trapped unicyclist

Incredible footage shows the moment people in Walthamstow, in east London, rushed to save the man's life

29 May 2015

Video footage has captured the moment up to 100 bystanders in London lifted a double-decker bus to save the life of a unicyclist trapped underneath its wheels.

The unicyclist collided with a route 212 bus in Walthamstow, north-east London, at about 6pm on Thursday.

Footage of the event shows people rushing to help people attempting to lift the vehicle off the man. Shouts and gasps of panic are then heard as the crowd moves the bus a few feet away.

Witnesses described people leaving their tables in restaurants and running out to help. Cafe owner Sami Ullah told London's Evening Standard up to 100 were involved in moving the bus.

Another witness, Kyra Sam, told the paper: "I'm really amazed at the strength of Walthamstow - no-one hesitated to push the bus off, I was in shock. Everyone really came together to help - it was really nice to see that in the face of something so awful.”

The incident mirrored the efforts of commuters in Perth, Australia, who collectively pushed a train off a man whose leg became trapped between a carriage and the platform edge.

What the... :censored: A UNICYCLIST? Has the world gone completely mad? :loco: :censored: :banghead:/ A very heroic effort to save the unicyclist. But, nevertheless, a unicycle IS NOT a road legal vehicle.

Anyone who tells you that nothing is impossible has never bathed in a saucer of water.

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