30 Junio 2017 09:34
When not even an out-of-control double-decker bus can come between you and your beer
Here are some images that come to mind when we think of the term 'tough guy':
Basques chucking boulders around for the hell of it.
Well, step aside fellas, there's a new badass in town: An Englishman who, after getting run over by a bus, got back up – totally unfazed – and waltzed straight into the pub for a drink.
It all took place in the suitably gangster-sounding Gun Street, in Reading last weekend. 53-year-old Simon Smith was strolling towards the The Purple Turtle pub when a double-decker bus careened round the corner and hit him from behind, pushing him several metres down the road.
The bus also smashed into a building before continuing on its way. Smith, in a matter of seconds, stood up calmly and walked straight into the pub as if nothing had happened.
'I think he [Mr Smith] pretty much got up, brushed himself down and then an ambulance came and took him to be checked,' Daniel Fraifeld, 50, co-owner of the Purple Turtle told the Mail Online.
'He got looked over and didn’t have any lasting injuries – but he’s covered in scrapes and bruises. He then got released from the hospital and I think he just went for a pint to relax.'
Smith wasn't the only person hurt in the incident. Another pedestrian was also struck and had to be taken to hospital for further checks. 'We are obviously shocked by the incident as well as the very graphic footage that has been shared a number of times. Thankfully, the pedestrian does not have any major injuries and there were no major injuries to passengers on the bus,' said a spokesman for Reading Buses.
The incident is being investigated by both the bus company and the police. No arrests have been made.
'We send our regrets to those affected, especially the pedestrian injured in the street and hope that he is recovering from his injuries,' added the spokesman.
Guys, relax. Smith is in better shape having been hit by a bus than most of us would be after a year spent training for a marathon. Clearly, anyone who gets between Smith and his beer is destined to come off worse. His motto would appear to be 'keep calm and go for a pint'.
[Via The Independent]