A disturbing video of a biker being knocked down by a speeding car while performing stunts in Brazil’s Sao Paulo district is viral with false claims that it is from Bengaluru’s Electronic City Flyover.
The 12 second long footage has been filmed by a person riding a bike as his fellow rider performs a wheel stand, a vehicle acrobatics where the front wheel comes off the ground. A few seconds into the stunt, a speeding car comes and knocks the rider off.
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BOOM had also received the video on its WhatsApp helpline number for verification.
BOOM broke the video into its key frames and ran a reverse image search on a few of its frames through the Russian search engine Yandex.
We came across a longer version of the video that was uploaded to YouTube on July, this year. In the later part of the video, men can be heard panicking in Portuguese after the incident. The video has been identified as an incident that occurred in Santos-Dumont highway of Sao Paulo district, Brazil.
The same was reported by Brazil’s Jornal EPTV, in a bulletin titled, Motorcyclist gets hit by vehicle while riding motorcycle on Campinas highway.
The incident happened on July 23, when a motorcyclist in his early twenties was hit by a speeding car on the Santos Dumot highway in Campinas, Sao Paulo. While the bike was completely destroyed by the impact, the motorcyclist remained unhurt, reported multiple websites.
A longer version of the video was also uploaded on Facebook pages of Brazilian news portals.
Multiple news portals also shared a video of the motorcyclist recording a video talking about the freak accident and how he was left unharmed. However, news websites have not identified the accident survivor.
The investigation was concluded on August 8.
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