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

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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 washit by a Capital Metro bus.

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

Engmann appeared onABC’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.



Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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