BBC viewers in panic after man falls in front of bus during live broadcast

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Viewers of BBC News were left in shock after a man fell into the path of a London bus during a live TV broadcast.

A BBC news crew filming  reporter Keith Doyle, who was covering the Charlie Gard case at the High Court, captured the moment a man ran across their shot and into the path of a bus.

In the footage, the man runs across the shot while another person tries to grab his t-shirt. Seconds later a London bus is heard braking sharply in front of panicked passers-by.

Shocked viewers tweeted BBC News to ask after the man.

However, police later said that the man had fallen in the road rather than being struck by a bus – and that he was not thought to be seriously injured.

A spokesman for the Met Police said they were called just after 3pm on Monday to reports of a collision outside the Royal Courts of Justice.

“A male pedestrian was reported to have been in collision with a bus,” he said.

“The man had an arm injury, which is not thought to be life changing or threatening. 

“Subsequent enquires showed the bus had not struck the man and this was not a traffic collision.”


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