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Runaway Tire Knocks Man To Pavement (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Roberto Carlos Fernandes was recently hit in the head by a runaway tire in Minas Gerais, a state in Brazil. The bizarre incident was captured on a surveillance video (below).

Fernandes was taking a walk with his daughter Caroline when the tire came flying off a vehicle, bounced up behind them, struck the 50-year-old man in the head and sent him face-first into the pavement, notes RT.com.

Emergency medical personnel arrived about 10 minutes later. Fernandes was taken to the Hospital Marcio Cunha in Ipatinga, where he received emergency treatment for fractures in his skull and chest.

Fernandes is reportedly in stable condition.

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RT translated Caroline's description of her dad's unlikely injury to Extra Globo: "We were coming home when I heard a horn and looked, but I did not see anything. Suddenly, the horn became louder and, when I noticed it, the wheel was already on top of my father."

In another video gone viral, a French waitress was filmed dragging a giant goanna lizard out of a restaurant in Murrah, Australia, reports News.com.au.

Samia Lila pulled the reptile out of the Mimosa Wines and Drystone Restaurant as some customers screamed and others cheered.

"I looked at it and thought it was a dog at first," the 25-year-old woman told Fairfax Media. "But then I realized it was a goanna … I wasn’t scared, I like reptiles so was a bit excited."

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Mimosa Wines owner Glenn Butson told Storyful that his young employee heard how he did the same thing:

She came here to improve her English and learn about Australian culture and wildlife. I recently told her a story about a goanna trapped in our shower and how I picked it up by the tail and carried it outside. She just thought that’s what Aussies do when a goanna comes inside.

Sources: RT, News.com.au / Photo Credit: Morio/Wikimedia

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