Cyclist sent flying as car turns into his path, breaking bike in half

Cyclist miraculously escapes with scrapes and bruises – but same cannot be said for £2,500 carbon fibre bike

Corazon Miller
Monday 05 August 2019 14:19 BST
Car splits bicycle in half and sends cyclist flying

A cyclist has survived a crash in north London which sent him flying and saw his £2,500 bicycle split in half and written off.

The moment of the Thursday evening collision was caught on CCTV, which has just been released to the media.

The video shows how the carbon fibre bike was broken in half and the windscreen on a Citroën DS4 smashed as the car turned straight into his path.

Somehow, the 31-year-old cyclist escaped with scratches and bruises.

Emergency services made it to the scene within 10 minutes and took the cyclist to hospital.

An eyewitness said: "He's so lucky to be alive. It was an expensive bike, that we had to chuck in the bin - but thank God it was only the bike that split in half.”

"The cyclist bounced right off the front of the car, and lay there for a moment stunned.

"To be honest, he was more shocked than anything. He said he didn't have any pain and that he didn't need an ambulance.”

However, the eyewitness said the pain kicked in not long afterwards.

"After a few minutes he started feeling pain in his leg. When he took his helmet off, there was blood on the side of his head. He was also bleeding a lot from his elbow.

"The driver of the car got out to help him, though it sounded to me like he was claiming he didn't see the bike and that it was coming in too fast.

"We sat with him, gave him some water, and waited for the ambulance to arrive."

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