Thursday, August 21, 2014
Superhuman pedestrian hit by bus in downtown KC, walks off like nothing happened
By David Hudnall
on Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 11:04 AM
Not everyone is so immobilized by such collisions. A video released yesterday by the ATA shows a woman getting hit by a MAX bus at Ninth St. and Walnut in downtown Kansas City, tumbling several feet, sitting up, scratching her head a little, and then sauntering off to retrieve her cellphone
An ATA spokesman told Fox 4
that the incident is being investigated. The video, which you can watch here
, reveals that just before impact, a bus passenger had approached the driver, distracting him from the road. The woman — whose head was bleeding "really bad," according to a bystander who helped her — was taken to the hospital. We wish her the best in her recovery, although she probably does not need it, because her body is made out of stone and brick.
Automobiles — which, as I understand it, are built from materials such as iron and steel — tend to hurt when you collide with them. The other day, I was walking down the street, got distracted by my phone, bumped into a parked Camry at a rate of speed no higher than 0.5 miles per hour, and almost started crying.