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A man has miraculously survived after falling off a bike and hitting his head under a rear wheel of an incoming bus.

Chilling footage shared by India's Bengaluru Traffic Police was posted on Twitter along with a with a message, telling viewers that "helmet saves life".

The freak accident took place on Monday (July 18) in Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro of Brazil as 19-year-old Alex Silva Peres lost control of his two-wheeler at a turning.

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He falls right under a bus, which is coming from the opposite direction.

Alex rams his head right to the rear wheel and the bus comes to an abrupt stop after hitting his helmet.

Thankfully, he is left unharmed and when he rolls to the right and out of the bus, it becomes visible that his helmet is partly wrecked.

The young man looks shaken as the bus driver and passersby approach and check on him.

It's reported that the biker was on his way to a bakery to buy bread for his family when he came across a bus on a curve.

He was startled and tried to put a brake on the bike, but he slipped and ended up falling under the bus.

Dr BR Ravikanthe Gowda, of the Bengaluru Traffic Police, shared the video two days later and said: "Wearing helmet is equally important for the pillion rider."

Viewers were shocked and agreed that the video served as a "sign to invest in good quality helmets".

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"This is what we called God's grace," one expressed and another commented: "The video is scary and not from India. But the point is well understood."

"Indeed this is a very important message. Drivers and pillions should always wear helmet," a third added.

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