Heart-stopping moment man is almost mown down by bus as he dashes across pedestrian crossing in Russia
- The pedestrian is seen diving out of the way of a passing bus in southwest Russia
- After exiting a 4×4, he runs across the road and narrowly avoids being hit
- He throws himself backwards onto the road before eventually getting to safety
This is the heart-stopping moment a man narrowly avoided being hit by a bus when he ran across a pedestrian crossing.
The incident was caught on a dashcam on Saturday, and shows the man throwing himself backwards out of the way of the passing vehicle in Voronezh, southwest Russia.
The man falls onto the road but avoids a nasty collision and appears unharmed following the incident.
The pedestrian is initially seen exiting from the passenger side of a 4×4 vehicle which has joined a queue of traffic with many cars stopped on a crossing.
The man, carrying a plastic bag and a black duffle bag, dashes across the crossing painted on the road.
He runs in front of the vehicle’s dash cam and is about to enter the third lane of the road when a bus speeds into shot.
Fortunately, the man spots the vehicle in time, and attempts to stop running before throwing himself backwards out of harm’s way.
A dramatic video clip shows a pedestrian throwing himself out of the way of a passing bus as he attempted to cross a road in Voronezh, Russia, on Saturday
Fortunately, the man spots the vehicle in time, and attempts to stop running before throwing himself backwards out of harm’s way
After a couple of seconds, the pedestrian gets back to his feet, and checks to see if anything else is coming before carrying on to safety
With the man on the floor, the bus continues along the road, while it is unclear if the driver has spotted the pedestrian.
After a couple of seconds, the pedestrian gets back to his feet, and checks to see if anything else is coming.
A black vehicle is seen stopping abruptly at the crossing as the pedestrian continues across the road to safety.
He disappears off camera as the rest of the traffic continues moving forward beyond the pedestrian crossing.