Die hard: Russian throws himself at bus in suicide attempt, goes back to work (VIDEO)

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Bizarre footage captured on a dashcam shows a Russian man exiting a taxi and trying to kill himself by running straight into an oncoming bus, apparently after heavy traffic became just a little too much for him to bear.

However, the apparent suicide attempt didn’t go as hoped, as the bus driver spotted him in advance and slowed down before impact. The would-be deceased, dressed only in a T-shirt and sports trousers - something you rarely see on a frosty Russian winter’s day – then gets up and goes back to his cab.

The reason for the outbreak of madness was said to be extreme frustration after the man was stuck in a traffic jam for over 30 minutes. The clip was shot on January 13 - the third day after almost two weeks of Russia’s nationwide New Year holidays - which may account for it all getting a little too much for the poor fellow to take.

The survivor, who reportedly sustained a ruptured spleen and multiple rib fractures, proceeded to work as if nothing had happened. It was only after the working day was over that he was admitted to the hospital.