Here’s the moment when a stuntman was on his rollerblades and fell 20 feet from a circus show. He escaped with only a broken wrist.
Lukasz Malwski, professional skater/performer and performer in the Flic Flac circus was at Duisburg, Germany. The incident took place.
Lukasz is seen in the clip falling to his knees during his run-off and hurtling across the arena.
Here’s the moment Lukasz Malwski (skater, performer) slipped on a landing ramp.
However, the momentum that he’s built on the slope means that he can take off from his backside and send him horizontal.
He then flies high in the air, reaching the top of the rafters before falling to the ground.
Lukasz desperately attempts to grasp the ramp, but lacks enough momentum. He falls over the edge.
As he falls 20 feet to the ground, spectators can hear him gasping. There is nothing that could stop his fall.
The crowd is amazed to see him flying into the rafters, before he descends and finally gets one foot on the landing ramp.
A scooter rider had also noticed that Lukasz had fallen and attempted to stop it but was unable to do so in time.
After a second visit to the hospital, Lukasz found out that he had fractured his wrist during the accident on December 22.
He said, “It could’ve been worse.” He said, “I’ve bruised my hips, shoulder, and ribs.” I felt like a car had hit me. However, it’s okay. I am alive.
When asked what went wrong, Lukasz simply replied: ‘I f*** it up before the take off.’
British stuntman Joe Atkinson, who was performing alongside Lukasz, fell.
A stuntman on a scooter spotted the accident and tried to stop Lukasz from falling, but he couldn’t make it in time. After a second visit to the hospital, Lukasz found out that he had fractured his wrist during the accident on December 22.
Joe is also a professional skater. He said, “I was running up stairs to make the next jump when I heard a bang.” As he was falling, one of the scooter drivers tried to find him.
Flic Flac Circus ran a number of shows in Germany including those at Bielefeld and Nuremberg. The company was also present at Dortmund where it suffered another accident on January 7.
It was reported that two performers, both men, fell from a height after one of the ratchets holding a ‘death wheel’ device in the air broke.
DPA received word from a spokeswoman representing Circus Flic Flac stating that 22-year-old males couldn’t stand and fell.
The minor injuries they sustained required them to be admitted to the hospital.
But they were able leave again the hospital in the evening.
The spokeswoman said that they are doing well, and would be back on the stage Saturday.