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Quick Thinking Biker Saves OAP From Being Hit By Tram

This is the moment a quick-thinking biker saves an unsuspecting OAP from being hit by a tram.

The near-miss was filmed in the city of Maceio in the north-eastern Brazilian state of Alagoas on 22nd February.

According to local reports, the 77-year-old woman was unable to hear the oncoming tram while she slowly shuffled across the tracks in the neighbourhood of Poco.

A 77-year-old woman saved by a motorcyclist when she was crossing on a railway track and was almost hit, on 22nd February, in Maceio, Brazil. (Newsflash)

The alert motorcyclist spotted the danger and jumped off his bike to run to the woman and drag her away in time.

The pair fell to the ground and the OAP, named as Rute Acioli, said after the incident: “I didn’t see the train, I just realised I was falling. The boy grabbed me and threw me to the ground.”

The woman, who lives alone, explained: “I fell over and said to him ‘what do you think you are doing?’ Then he said ‘look at the tram’.

A 77-year-old woman saved by a motorcyclist when she was crossing on a railway track and was almost hit, on 22nd February, in Maceio, Brazil. (Newsflash)

“That is when I looked and saw the tram passing. I did not look to the side to see the tram, I was paying attention to the cars.”

The transport firm Companhia Brasileira de Trens Urbanos (CBTU) said the maximum speed of the tram on that stretch is 20kph and that the driver reduced his speed when he saw the elderly woman.

The transport company added that pedestrians should be careful when crossing tram lines as the vehicles are unable to stop abruptly.