• Short Summary

    A South African stuntman, Victor Conradie, has failed to become the first person to crash a car through three buses.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Row of three buses
    0.05

    2.
    SV Stunt driver putting on helmet inside the car/CU helmeted stuntman (2 shots)
    0.25

    3.
    SV Stuntman driving past watching crowd
    0.41

    4.
    GV Spectators
    0.45

    5.
    GV PAN Car with siren blaring being driven through buses
    1.04

    6.
    SV Cameraman emerging from car the other side of row of buses
    1.18

    7.
    GV/SV Rescuers clambering through buses to trapped driver in car (2 shots)
    1.27

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    SV Trapped driver being lifted from wreckage
    1.45

    9.
    SV Different camera angle of car being driven through line of buses
    1.54

    10.
    SV Tail-end of the Mercedes car sticking out of wreckage
    2.00




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A South African stuntman, Victor Conradie, has failed to become the first person to crash a car through three buses. Conradie, who succeeded in crashing a Jaguar car through two buses last month, attempted this latest feat in Johannesburg on Saturday (1 May). On this occasion, his Mercedes car travelling at nearly 150 kilometres an hour (95 m.p.h.) succeeded in penetrating only one and a half buses, and Conradie had to be cut free from the mangled wreckage. His travelling companion, a cameraman, emerged unscathed from the crash, but rescuers had to clamber through the gaping hole in the bus to reach Conradie. The 35-year-old South African, undeterred by his narrow escape, later told reporters that he would try for the record again in about a week, this time using an American-built car with a seven-litre engine.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA891D8XNEMITV3T7FZ9I9T8S9Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA891D8XNEMITV3T7FZ9I9T8S9Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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