Video: American footballer survives scooter smash

Nic Cackett

As the capital moves through the agony of another tube strike, there will be more than one person this morning who decided to forego the dubious pleasure of the bus, train or bike, and instead opted to perch themselves on a scooter for the daily commute.

Well, let's hope they had their wits about them. London is a frantic place to drive even when you're encased in a metal cage. Just take a look at what can happen on two wheels. This video shows a US student bouncing off a truck on the (hardly congested) streets of Iowa.

Fortunately Josh Koeppel is a college American football player, and he looks like he knows how to take a hit; dusting himself off moments after impact. Next time he might want to think about keeping his football helmet on.