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Video: UT Student Hit by Bus on 'Good Morning America'

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Photo by Filipa Rodrigues for KUT News
The aftermath of Engmann's encounter with a Capital Metro bus.

You may not know University of Texas freshman Nick Engmann by name – but if you follow Austin news, you’ve probably seen a video of him.

It’s a clip the electrical engineering major says he’s eager to put behind him. One month ago, Engmann was taking part in an end of semester campus tradition where finals-weary students charge at each other with foam swords to blow off steam. Engmann bolted across Guadaulpe Street to enter the fray – and was hit by a Capital Metro bus.

The video went viral, amassing 3.6 million views on YouTube.

Engmann appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America this week to discuss the incident. He’s in good health , having made it out practically unscathed. “I got out of the hospital in under two hours with only a sling,” he says.

Being finals time, Engmann had to carry on. He told Good Morning America that he earned A’s in all his classes, except for one B.

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