Top British Cage Fighter in Serious Condition Today After Being Hit by Bus
A martial arts fighter was seriously injured today after running onto a busy main road – throwing himself against moving vehicles and leaving them covered in blood.
Eyewitnesses reported seeing Terry Etim, 31, running “in and out of traffic” in Liverpool this afternoon.
It appeared he threw himself against as many as four vehicles , including three single-decker buses.
He was eventually restrained by police, detained under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital.
Unconfirmed reports said he had been travelling in a car with some friends but jumped out of the car, a Ford Focus, and ran towards oncoming traffic.
Barber Alan Miles said he was having lunch when he heard a bang and “screaming and shouting” coming from the direction of East Prescot Road.
He said: “I went out and helped to restrain the man in a nearby car park, but he wrestled his way out from the people that were holding him down.
“He had blood all over him and I got a lot of it on my hands as I tried to hold him down.
“His friends were saying he was a professional cage fighter.”
The buses, along with a Nissan Qashqai, could be seen parked up with shattered windscreens – some with blood on them – for much of the afternoon.
His condition was this evening described as serious, the Liverpool Echo reported .