Watch as a cyclist gets taken out by a lorry on a main road in a brutal hit-and-run

This remarkable footage, reportedly out of Russia, shows a cyclist lucky to escape with his life after being hit by a fast-moving lorry on a main road.

The cyclist, riding with two others, indicated that he was returning to the bike lane along the side of the multi-carriageway road when the lorry rushed past him on the inside, knocking him to the ground.

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At the speed the vehicle was travelling, it is remarkable that the cyclist was only hit by the side and was fortunate not to be dragged underneath the lorry’s wheels.

The collision left the other two cyclists on the ground as well, but both were able to get to their feet to help their friend; but the person filming had to carefully lean his expensive-looking De Rosa against some roadside furniture before going to help.

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The lorry failed to stop at the scene, as did a remarkable number of car drivers, who simply continued on their journeys. A couple of drivers did offer assistance, however, as the rider and his mangled bike were hauled out of the carriageway to safety.

  • kavukahn

    No kidding. Route selection is part of riding safely. That’s something a cyclist can control.

  • JorgenVan

    Not sure if I’d be dumb/brave enough to cycle on a motorway/freeway in any country, let alone Russia. Daft place to take a bicycle.

  • WOW, 2 things, firstly, that Truck is utterly in wrong, clearly missed his exit and shot over all the white lines to get back. second, the cyclist never looked, never once did the “life saver” to check for morons like that truck. I see it all the time, cyclists put out their arm and just change lanes, indicating, is not a right of way, its a request!. The “Life Saver” is the most important part of doing a Motorbike test, yet there is no public press to educate cyclists.

  • Pbody

    It is not only Russian but Americans, Thais, and just about anyone who drives no matter what country they are in.

  • David Gunthorpe

    i’d go with a shoulder chek also. best to ride in the centre of the lane too

  • Charlie Woodall

    to be fair, probably worth checking over your shoulder when moving lanes on a massive multi lane road in Russia.

  • Larry Page

    yha, very strong 😉

  • Volodia

    This is proves again the “kind” nature or russian people.