The pole actually pastes him pretty good, but because he moved mostly out of the way and was at an oblique angle, he got a glancing blow. Looks like the bus frame got most of the impact. Still I bet he has a big bruise on his arm.
He got very lucky, and so did the passengers who could have been impaled.
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