Story By: William McGee, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment ‘Superman’ is hit by a bus before going on to thank the “hand of God” for saving his life.
Luiz Ribeiro de Andrade, who goes by the moniker ‘Superman’, was hit by a bus in the Brazilian municipality of Barra dos Coqueiros when his stunt went wrong on the afternoon of 30th May.
The 35-year-old presenter was filming himself as he tried to mimic halting the vehicle.
He can be seen calmly walking away after being hit by the bus while joking: “Now I’ve seen I really am made of steel”.
In an interview given to F5 News the following day, Luiz said he miscalculated his distance and ended up being hit by the vehicle.
He also said the accident was completely his fault and that there was no problem with the bus’ brakes, as he suggested in his video.
He told F5 News: “I take responsibility for everything. I went to the bus company so that the driver would not be penalised. There was no problem with the brakes.
“He did what he could and I acted wrong. It’s a stunt I always do, but this time it almost turned into an accident, and it wasn’t serious because the hand of God was there.
“I didn’t feel anything with the knock. I was hit through my own fault and a miracle of God took place there. God acted at that time and protected me.”
The transport company, Setransp, issued a statement emphasising “the importance of attention to traffic (and) ensuring all necessary care”.