04-03-2017, 10:40 PM
A quick-thinking bus driver averted a potential disaster with his heroic actions after a spectacular bike crash left a motorcyclist with his pants on fire and a motorbike ablaze.
The dramatic incident, captured on security cameras inside a bus and in a tunnel in Rio de Janerio on Thursday (30 March), show the moment the fearless motorist, Raphael Neves Teixeira, puts his own life at risk.
Images from inside the bus show Raphael reacting quickly to the incident by grabbing a fire extinguisher and racing after the desperate biker Artevaldo de Sousa, 35, to douse out the flames licking around his legs.
Tunnel cameras show a relieved Artevaldo with his pants down by his ankles, his pride injured but his life intact and out of danger.