Video: Boy surfing on a bus in Birmingham

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Moment when the boy clings to the back of a moving double-decker bus while driving down the city street at 30 mph

  • The young boy was filmed standing on the bumper of the Birmingham bus
  • The images show the bus traveling on the road at speeds of up to 30 mph
  • A boy turned and smiled at a car passenger who was filming the shocking incident

Shocking footage shows the moment when a reckless young prankster risked his life by clinging to the back of a moving bus driving down a busy city road.

The boy, who appears to be a young teenager, was held captive clinging to the rear of the X14 National Express West Midlands vehicle as it was traveling at 30 mph in Birmingham.

He even smiles at the camera balancing dangerously on the bumper as a passing vehicle overtakes the bus on Thursday afternoon.

This is when a boy was filmed surfing the back of a Birmingham bus

This is when a boy was filmed surfing the back of a Birmingham bus

The youngster stood on the rear bumper as the bus was moving at speeds of up to 30 mph

The youngster stood on the rear bumper as the bus was moving at speeds of up to 30 mph

The 16 second clip was uploaded to the Birmz is Grime website, where many web users turned down his dangerous actions.

Laura Shotton said, “It’s all good and fun until he hits a speed bump and flies away. What a complete idiot. ‘

Barry Fearn added: “This is stupid on another level, all it takes is one wrong turn and he comes off and goes under the wheels of a car behind.”

Carl Richards said, ‘Eat your heart out on Marty McFly, all that’s missing is the skateboard. Still a really crazy thing to do. ‘

Tim Vincent wrote, ‘Breathtaking stupidity, these guys have nothing better to do with their time.’

Lance Crawshaw wrote, ‘Practicing for the Darwin Award. Ultimately, he will do well and harm himself. Hopefully, no innocent will be hurt in his efforts. ‘

Graham Tarry commented, “We’ve all done naughty and dangerous things as a youth – but this is going a step too far. Fortunately not to have killed. ‘

A spokesman for National Express West Midlands said: “Obviously this behavior is really dangerous – please don’t do it.

“Safer Travel Police is investigating and National Express West Midlands is giving them all possible help and information.”

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