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A dramatic video has emerged of dozens of people attempting to lift a double decker bus to free a trapped cyclist.

A 55-year-old man riding a unicycle was in collision with the 212 bus at 6pm yesterday (May 28) in Hoe Street, Walthamstow.

The video shot from a flat above the scene shows the moment around 100 people rushed to rescue the man and managed to lift the bus off his crushed legs.

He is in a serious but stable condition in Royal London Hospital.

The person who filmed the video, who asked not to be named, can be heard screaming and crying out as the drama unfolds.

Bushra Khalid, of Beresford Road, was in a car in front of the collision with her family. 

“We are all traumatised," she said.

“We heard the poor man scream ‘Oh S**t’ as his legs were crushed underneath the wheel, his dreadlocks were trapped too and his face was full of agony.

“Everyone was screaming and we were crying.

“The skin had been taken off his legs and you could see bone.

“My husband got out immediatly and tried to help, at first there were four men but then others joined.

"There must have been at least 50 people all coming together to actually lift the double decker bus off him.

“It was amazing. A lady who had first aid training was assisting.

“There was people of all different races and cultures and together they helped lift the bus off.

“We just hope he is ok.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesman, said: "The cyclist is serious but stable.

"His condition should not prove life-threatening."

The driver of the 212 bus stopped at the scene and was not arrested. 

Oasis Mastara of Hoe Street witnessed the collision from her upstairs flat.

She said: “I was concerned that he might have died. I witnessed how people united to push the bus of him.

“I hope the gentleman when he gets better can see the love and caring nature of people which touched me to the greatest measure.

“People’s love and unity in time of crisis wonderfully amazed me.

“The world would be a better place if we loved each other like this every day.”

Off duty Paramedic Manager Stephen Hines was the first clinician on the scene.

Stephen said: “When I got there the patient was already out from under the bus and members of public said they had freed him by lifting the bus. It was definitely a great help to me as it meant I could start treating him straight away.”

The patient was treated for serious leg injuries, given pain relief and taken to the Royal London Hospital as a priority.