A freshman at UT was celebrating the end of the semester with other students
when he was hit by a bus during a finals week rally.
18-year-old Nick Engmann was taking part in an end of semester tradition
that began years ago of students wearing funny costumes, waving a foam
swords on the side of the road and then running across and play fighting
those on the other side.
Engmann stepped into the road and was hit by a bus that had gone through
a red light.
The video that went viral shortly after the incident, shows the engineering
student hit by the front of the bus, viewers hear a thud, and he was launched
forward into the street. Then he immediately got up and walked to the
side of the road to sit in the grass.
The YouTube video has had 38, 716 views since May 9. Those watching the
incident were amazed he didn’t receive more serious injuries. He
was released from the hospital two hours later with a sling and is expected
to be fine.
Not all pedestrians who are hit are as lucky as Engmann. There was an 83
percent rise in auto-pedestrian deaths in Austin in 2011, according to
the Austin American-Statesman. If you or a loved one were the victim of a
pedestrian accident you should
contact the Kyle Law Firm today.