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.

  • ummm…

    Do I really need super powers to cross an intersection…

  • saddler

    Ok, Im finished with this subject, I think we have both made our point.
    Happy cycling. Stay safe.

  • saddler

    Everyone who uses the road no matter what type of vehicle they are using crosses a junction when they consider it to be safe. If this was an accurate assumption by them at the time there would be no such thing as an accident. It simply wouldnt be possible for an accident to occur. But accidents do happen because we are all human and humans make mistakes. What makes you so different to the rest of us that you can catagorically say, You know when it is safe to cross a red light. Have you got some super human power that lets you know how your actions are going to turn out. This is the exact reason we have traffic lights at some junctions. To try and elliminate human error. Its got nothing to do with, As you say, Bikes are different to cars. Its all to do with reducing human error.

  • ummm…

    saddler. this is ridiculous. internet sometimes drags the worst out of us. maybe my language has been a bit abrasive. But, i think you and i can agree that laws to be respected. but, not all laws are created equal. am i to decide by myself when some are good and when some are bad? who knows. what i do know is that there is no blueprint for life. it is not so simplistic. I roll thru red lights when there are NO cars or pedestrians. I will even stop at my green if I see an older person or a persn with a child. I go out of my way to let pedestrians know i see them and acknowledge them. Hoever, i will NOT sit at an empty junction for no reason. that tree when it falls makes no noise. be safe. be respectful. and be friendly. I’m sure you already are.

  • saddler

    No, cars and bikes are not Identical as you well know. the same applies to cars, buses, lorries and vans which are not the same as a motor cycle, but they all have to stop at red lights. And before you mention that they are all motorized, you can also get cycles with electric motors. Or would you have it that these type of cycles should have to stop at red lights while you on your cycle are allowed to cross them.

  • ummm…

    yes i am tolerant of those that pick and choose which laws they obey. Laws are standards that a society shoots for. BUt, these laws are broken everyday as business as usual. Look into any companies books, or any cars/cyclists at an intersection. There are numerous laws on the books that are so archaic that you will never see them policed as the police themselves dont even know of them. There are laws that dont even need to be laws. I am not stating any catagorical imperative here. I am not making a sweeping philosophical point. I am not some guerrilla activist on a bike trying to change the transportation landscape. I am living my life as a respectful human being. When I come to a red light, and there is no car or pedestrian in, entering, or will enter when I am in it – I pass thru the red. It is that simple. I am not justifying murder here. I am not breaking any fundamental human laws – the ten commandments if you are a religious fellow. I am not doing anything of the sort, so settle down, take your Ritalin and relax.

  • Richard Mills

    It doesn’t matter whether we think that the laws should (or should not ) be the same. The fact is that, at present, they are. Presumably if you’re happy to justify breaking the law in this context as you feel that you know better than the law makers, you also feel happy to pick & choose other laws to disobey as you feel that they are incorrect or unfair – are you equally tolerant of others that pick & choose which laws they obey?

  • ummm…

    its like telling asians not to practice islam because it has a bad rep these days. Can’t do that. We can’t be slave to the rag newspapers and special interest hit pieces

  • ummm…

    Yeah people like this do give some people easy cause to affirm a bigoted viewpoint. ALtho I dont see a car accident and say “yep all cars should be banned”. Maybe you do. Sorry to hear.

    I dont endanger anybody or myself, within my control. I’m a cyclist not an activist. If I lead by example. Great. The political machine around cycling has come and go. When it comes down to it, I can ride in any condition and do so with respect for road users and everyones lives

  • Jon E

    Idiots like this absolutely DO give us all a bad name. Do you expect the media to report a balanced view on this kind of thing? More likely they will use it as another opportunity to tar everyone with the same brush. As much as you vocally protest they this cyclist doesn’t speak for you, the reality is that many people will use his actions to cement their view of careless cyclists. I absolutely agree that there are safe ways to cross or turn at a red light, but everytime something like this happens it without prosecution, a change to the law becomes less likely. We should also remember here that the car driver is no doubt feeling shocked and upset by the incident and now has a hefty bill to repair their car.

  • ummm…

    We are breaking the law because the law for a car and bike are the same. If you think that should be the case, then you believe cars and bikes to be identical. Are they?

  • ummm…

    I respect your modus operandi, however rolling thru a red with now cars or pedestrians in or around the intersection is NOT a massive risk. This conflating your actions with the actions of all is a bit odd. And I know I do so when I assume others roll thru reds at desolate country roads or empty city intersections.

  • Anthony Jackson

    Ive never jumped a red light, even when there was no one around…. Im lazy you see… I prefer not to roll through a red light having to have my spider sense accutely tuned… i’d rather wait, and carry on my way without taking a massive risk.

  • saddler

    If you arrive at a red light and there are no cars or pedestrians crossing your path you say, “it is safe to cross” But what if there is a car behind you who has to wait at the red light because the law says so, This car driver is going to get very annoyed at you for running a red light. This is a situation that gives cyclists a bad name with car drivers. And you are still BREAKING THE LAW, You are a road user just the same as everyone else and the rules of the road apply to you just as equally. And if you cant be othered to read all my comments this time, Dont bother to reply. Comprende!

  • saddler

    If you cant be bothered to read all that I have written, Dont Bother to comment further.

  • ummm…

    didnt even read all of what you read. But, I’m sure you are respectful and careful of others, like myself. Be safe out there

  • ummm…

    it is safe when there are no cars or pedestrians. That way nobody gets hurt. Comprende?

  • saddler

    You say, “That cyclist does NOT speak for me”. Well you do NOT speak for me either. I dont and have NEVER jumped a red light, As you say “WHEN IT IS SAFE” When in your little world is it safe to jump a red light?? And he did endanger other road users. Unfortnately he got hit by this car, Yes his fault entirely but what if the car driver had swerved to miss him and hit another car or a pedestrian. It could have ended a lot worse than it did because he ran a red light because he thought it was. “SAFE TO DO SO” And yes cyclists like him DO give other cyclists a bad name. And untill they obey the rules of the road, no matter how frustrating it is to wait at a red light when you THINK there is no other traffic on the road. This will always be the case.

  • saddler

    Dont judge other cyclist by your sub standards Ive been cycling for four years and I can say without doubt that I have never jumped a red light. If you cant wait for the lights to change to green because your in such a hurry I suggest you set out on your journey a little bit earlier. I value my life and waiting for a few minutes at a red light is far more important to me than arriving at my destination on time. If you think that jumping red lights is acceptable for a cyclist who has been riding for more than a month, well good luck to you and I think you should be thankfull that you are still alive to write the rubbish statements that you have written in these comments.

  • ummm…

    i think you are exactly right. If i were to narrow it down to one word it owuld be respect. We need to respect the lives of others. We need to respect the social contract. I believe it is certainly an infrastructure problem, but a government can’t engineer away selfishness and indifference.

  • grizzman

    I think any change is reliant on a change in culture as well as infrastructure… It’s ok looking at the Paris model or the Dutch model but people need to start thinking in a different way about how they treat each other on the roads… Sorry if that’s a bit negative but it’s just the way it is… Whatever we do it’ll be a very slow and painful (literally) process.

  • ummm…

    haha. Priorities are correct. So on a serious note, what do you feel about the new law in Paris re: cyclists and red lights?

  • grizzman

    I’ve been riding for 25 years… I don’t jump red lights, I don’t want to hit anyone or for anyone to hit me… Mainly as I don’t want to damage my bike… 😉

  • ummm…

    I find it nearly impossible that you haven’t if you have been riding for more than a month. However, I suppose there must be one or two cyclists in the universe that have not. Good on you.

  • grizzman

    We don’t all jump red lights…!! You’re speaking for yourself.

  • CyberTonTo72

    I used to live near there and it is not that far from the hospital so wonder how long was ‘longer than he expected’
    How not to ride on a busy road

  • Bigape

    Dangerous cycling on a road is an offence under section 28 of the amended Road Traffic Act and is a more serious offence than careless and inconsiderate cycling. The amendment explains that the person is to be regarded as riding dangerously if, and only if, “(a) the way he rides falls far below what would be expected of a competent and careful cyclist, and (b) it would be obvious to a competent and careful cyclist that riding in that way would be dangerous.” The section goes on to say that in considering what is to be expected of a competent and careful cyclist in (a), the circumstances which the cyclist was, or should have been, aware of must be considered. Also, in (b), the section states that ‘dangerous’ refers to “danger either of injury to any person or of serious damage to property.” The maximum penalty for dangerous cycling is £2,500

  • lee

    Yes this ‘by the book’ approach of the UK traffic system is a joke. 90% of lights I stop @ are un necessary. I cannot believe people accept it. Councils are scrared to hell of lawsuits and so install lights at nearly every junction around, slow them in the evening! Drastic change is necessary in the roads. TOO many vehicles on very little space which want designed for the amount that are around now yet we can, for the 2nd time bomb a desert region and starvd our own #rediculous

  • ummm…

    This is not the sort of thing that people like myself would use as an example of a safe way to cross or turn on red. You know this very well.

  • ummm…

    Also, I find it hard to believe you have not jumped a red light, either recently or ever.

  • ummm…

    wow, a bike isn’t a car. Distinctions can be made. I would assume you would be willing to make said distinction. The most notable being weight,speed and the lack of internal combustion. We would assume as well that a push scooter is different from a car as well yes? In fact cars can and do “jump” red lights when it is safe as many places in the US and other countries have turn on red laws as long as the intersection is clear. This, “you make us all look bad” game is dumb. If somebdoy generalizes because of one bad actor and their poor decision, then it is best we dont validate them. We need to look at infrastructure, education and most importantly having road users of any type normalize to the new transportation horizons.

  • Simon Buster

    No we don’t all jump red lights. I don’t jump red lights. Is it OK for a car to jump a red light when it’s ‘Safe’?

  • ummm…

    No sorry idiots like this dont give us all a bad name. We all jump the light when it is safe. They didn’t do it when safe. Also, he doesn’t really endanger anybody but himself. You see when a bike hits a car…. I get what you are saying, but it is a bit of an overeaction that you are having. That cyclist does NOT speak for me. We have a BAD name because people are afraid of change. If stupidity was the only factor in bad press, then there would be no good press.

  • Bigape

    sorry but the cyclist should be done for dangerous cycling he jumped the red light knowing full well the dangers of doing so…idiots like this give us all a bad name…

  • as a cyclist, we’ve all seen some stupid cycling conduct, by fellow cyclists, but rolling red lights, is utterly stupid.
    This fool is lucky to be breathing – police prosecute for dangerous cycling?

    We can’t have it both ways. If we want vehicle drivers to respect the rules and riders, it has to go both ways.