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Video Of Biker Knocked Down In A Freak Accident In Brazil Passed Off As Bengaluru

Video Of Biker Knocked Down In A Freak Accident In Brazil Passed Off As Bengaluru

BOOM found that the video is from Brazil’s Sao Paulo when a young biker was hit by a speeding car on a highway

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.

The same clip is viral on Facebook and YouTube, where it has been misidentified as an incident from Bengaluru. Click here to view the archive of the same.

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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.

Vídeo impressionante mostra momento que motociclista é atingido .

Jovem empina moto e é atingido por carro em alta velocidade na rodovia; vídeo é impressionante;Motociclista fazia manobras na Rodovia Santos Dumont, em Campinas, quando foi atropelado por veículo. Ele teve apenas ferimentos leves; impacto do choque é muito forte.Um vídeo que viralizou nas redes sociais mostra um acidente impressionante na Rodovia Santos Dumont (SP-075), em Campinas (SP). Nas imagens, é possível ver um jovem empinando uma moto na faixa da esquerda, sentido Indaiatuba (SP), na altura do Jardim São José, quando é atropelado por um carro em alta velocidade. Veja como foi o acidente no vídeo acima.O acidente aconteceu na madrugada de sábado (20). Apesar do forte impacto com o veículo, o motociclista teve apenas ferimentos leves e foi atendido no Pronto Socorro São José. De acordo com a Polícia Civil, o motorista parou para prestar socorro.O vídeo mostra três rapazes empinando as motocicletas no meio da rodovia. O jovem que está filmando ultrapassa o motociclista que está na faixa da esquerda e continua gravando o amigo. Alguns segundos depois, o carro atropela o homem, que é lançado para o alto.Por EPTV 1

Posted by O Beneditense on Thursday, July 25, 2019

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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Swasti Chatterjee is a fact-checker and the Deputy News Editor of Boom's Bangla team. She has worked in the mainstream media, in the capacity of a reporter and copy editor with The Times of India, The Indian Express and and is now working as a digital detective, debunking fake news.

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