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British man gets hit by bus, strolls to pub

Simon Smith looks back at a bus just before he is hit by it in Reading, England, on June 24, 2017. (The Guardian)
Simon Smith looks back at a bus just before he is hit by it in Reading, England, on June 24, 2017. (The Guardian)

READING, England – If you get knocked down, just pick yourself up, dust yourself off and try again. A British man took that sage advice to heart Saturday.

According to The Guardian, Simon Smith, 53, was nearly across a Reading street when a bus lost control and hit him, throwing him about 20 feet.

The surveillance video showed the bus ripping off the facade of a building as it shoved Smith down the street, but an undeterred Smith can be seen getting back to his feet, and strolling into a bar.

WARNING: Some people may find this video disturbing

Smith suffered only scratches and bruises, according to The Guardian.

The company that operates the bus told the BBC that the crash was an “awful incident,” and is being investigated.

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