A cyclist in Sydney has used footage from his rear-facing Fly6 to try and prove he wasn't at fault when he was in a collision with a car

Paul Ludlow was riding through the junction of West and Falcon streets in the north Sydney suburb of Crows Nest when a car driver pulled out of the junction and allegedly failed to give way.

Ludlow said: “He had a green light, I had a green light. We were both coming towards each other but he should have given way to me coming through the lights but for whatever reason he didn’t see me.”

The cyclist bounced off the car’s windscreen and hit the ground, sustaining glass cuts to his shoulder and needed more than a dozen stitches, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The collision also allegedly sheered both fork legs off his bike.

The entire crash was recorded on a rear-facing Fly6 attached to Ludlow’s bike, footage of which you can watch above.

“The video footage actually showed that I had a green light and he had a green light as well, that I wasn’t speeding and you could also see the position of his car was in my lane and he was turning across in front of me and I ran into him but he was in the wrong,” he said.

“Without this video evidence and photos, it was highly likely that the actual thing was going against me rather than the driver.”

He claims that the driver will now be charged following the incident.

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  • If you use the YouTube speed adjust and slow to .25 you can see the driver ran the red and that the cyclist was about 2 seconds behind the preceding car that was rolling through on the same green light.

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