Terrifying moment when a careless cyclist flies off a street right in front of a car – and the driver’s astonishing reflexes undoubtedly save his life
- Dramatic dash cam has captured a cyclist’s alarming near miss with a car
- Motorist had to hit the brakes hard after the cyclist lost control and fell in front of him
- The cyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, appeared shocked but not seriously injured
- Hundreds of viewers online thought the cyclist was wrong
An Australian cyclist is lucky enough to be alive after a near-accident with a car when he fell over the handlebars of his bicycle in the path of the car as he flew around a corner.
Dramatic dash cam of the surprising incident captures the car driving down the road before a cyclist is spotted from a side street.
The driver must step on the brakes after the male cyclist, who is not wearing a helmet, turns without stopping, loses control and falls in front of the car.
The cyclist, who appears shocked but not badly injured, gets up seconds later and rubs his head before picking up his bike again.
A concerned woman approaches the cyclist to make sure everything is okay, while the driver inspects the front of his vehicle for possible damage.
The driver had to step on the brakes after the cyclist (in the photo fell off his bike) lost control while flying around the corner
‘Close call with a cyclist who is not wearing a helmet and goes over his bars and hits the front of my car,’ was the recording caption on Dash Cam Car Owners Australia’s Facebook page.
The images have since been inundated with hundreds of comments.
Most viewers felt that the cyclist was to blame for not giving way or giving a hand signal to indicate that he was turning.
The cyclist was also branded online for not wearing a helmet, which is mandatory in all Australian states and territories.
Fines for not wearing a helmet range from the highest fine of $ 344 in New South Wales to just $ 25 in the Northern Territory.
‘Cyclists, just like motorists, must obey the traffic rules, he should wear a helmet,’ commented one viewer.
The cyclist appears shocked but not badly injured after a near-accident with a car captured on dramatic dashcam footage
Others ridiculed the cyclist.
‘I also remember my first day cycling. Hopefully he will get better at it, ‘someone wrote.
Another added: ‘Probably he rides his car the way he rides his bike! Do not live long with such carelessness! ‘
Some viewers praised the driver for his quick actions that may have saved the cyclist’s life.
“Tried to brake quickly and he fell … thank you driver for your attention to detail and stopping on time,” wrote one woman.
The driver (in yellow) seems more concerned about possible damage to his car than the cyclist
The driver also stopped toasting for a little bit because he didn’t remove the blue-tinted protective film on the newly installed dash cam.
The driver was also criticized for being more concerned about any damage to his car than the injured cyclist.
“You better check that he didn’t damage my car … let alone the human,” one person joked.