A cyclist has been seriously injured after being chased by a businessman and thrown to the ground.
James Stevenson was riding a bicycle to work on a pavement at Hutton Lane in Brisbane, when he passed a pedestrian.
The images of his bicycle-mounted camera captured the moment when the angry man chased him and threw him off his bicycle.
& # 39; I did not think much about it and I went ahead. The next thing I know, I feel a punch from behind, "said Mr. Stevenson.
Images of his bicycle-mounted camera captured the moment when the enraged businessman chased the cyclist and threw him off his bicycle.
You can hear the businessman throwing abuse to the surprised rider.
"Fuck, get off your bike" and "do you want you to go fuck yourself?"
For his part, Mr. Stevenson responded with his own spikes.
You are a great man who moves away.
While it is not illegal for cyclists to use the trail in Queensland, they must yield and prioritize pedestrians.
Mr. Stevenson defended himself and said he was using the path because he was going up a one-way street in the opposite direction.
He told ABC that he had tried to fulfill his civic duty and travel as far to the left as possible.
He pointed out that there was a space of two meters on the other side of the pedestrian, ample space for him to step aside and share the road.
Mr. Stevenson has been left with a fractured ankle and will have to wear a lunar boot for several weeks until he fully recovers from the injury.
"It had some collateral effect (…) I had some time off from work, my wife had to take me some time to come and go to my hospital," Stevenson said.
Bicycle Queensland CEO Anne Savage criticized the attack and called it "shocking" and "deeply disturbing."
A spokesman for the Queensland Police Service said investigations were ongoing and that no one had been arrested or charged so far.
Bicycle Queensland executive director Anne Savage criticized the attack and called it "deeply disturbing"
The surprised cyclist is now left with a fractured ankle and a lunar boot, which he will have to wear for several weeks until he fully recovers from the injury (file photo)