The rider can be seen flying in the air and landing heavily after the collision with the car

Video footage has emerged of a cyclist being thrown in the air after a collision with a car at a set of traffic lights in Cardiff.

The collision was recorded on the dashcam of a following car. The incident took place at the junction of North Road and Colum Road, in the Cathays area of the Welsh capital.

The cyclist was left unconscious on the road and was rushed to the University Hospital of Wales, reported Wales Online. The site also reported that the cyclist ran a red light which caused the crash, and this appears to be the case from the footage.

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The driver, who remained anonymous when speaking to Wales Online, said: “The cyclist pulled straight out without looking and collided with the car.

“He somersaulted right over the roof, came down and hit the kerb on the junction. The force smashed the car’s windscreen and bent the door.”

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The driver went on to state that the ambulance had taken longer than he expected to arrived.

In response a spokeswoman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said, “we were called on November 25 at approximately 3pm to reports of a road traffic collision in the Cathays area of Cardiff involving a car and a pedestrian.

“We responded with one emergency ambulance and one adult male patient was treated at the scene before being taken to the University Hospital of Wales,” she added.

The cyclist is said to have received treatment for a shoulder injury, and was discharged later the same day.