The moment that a cyclist was rammed by a car on a roundabout in Oldham, Greater Manchester, has been captured on camera.

YouTube user Thomas Hallows filmed the incident on his dashboard camera as he approached a roundabout. It appears to have taken place on April 26 at around 6.34pm according to the video’s time stamp.

The male cyclist, on a BMC road bike, can be seen approaching the roundabout from the left, with a dark-coloured Ford Fiesta behind him.

As the rider pulls up to stop at the junction, the Ford slows down and then accelerates abruptly, straight into the back of him. It appears as though the driver has not spotted the cyclist at all.

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The cyclist is knocked to the ground directly in front of the car as the driver quickly applies his brakes. The cyclist raises his hand to try and show the driver he’s on the ground.

The male driver then leaves the car and walks around to talk to the cyclist, who manages to free himself from under the bike and get to his feet.

According to a note left by Hallows with the video clip, both cyclist and driver were shocked at the incident. Hallows gave them his contact details, but reports that no party has been in touch with him to date.

  • joe

    If this happened in NL the driver can be sure to expect to be found at fault automatically and also have to spend a fair amount (via insurance) on compensating the rider. Exactly how things should be!

  • Tommy Hallows

    Hi everyone,
    The cyclist got in touch with me to say he was a bit sore but could have been worse and that a mechanic is currently looking at his road bike. I advised him to stay off social media otherwise he may get trolled as I have read a few nasty comment on Manchester Evening News.
    Regards,
    Tom Hallows.

  • Jay

    Not to that extreme mate, but isn’t there some stats for cars to show that darker colours are more accident prone? Of course I don’t mean we should all be wearing Tinkoff or Lotto Jumbo colours to avoid stupid drivers.

  • Chris

    T

  • Rob Fulcher

    You better paint your car in day glow and put a flashing light on your car if you live by that logic

  • bella in sella

    Jay., if you can’t see a cyclist who is right in front of you it is because you are not looking, and if the driver was looking but could not see then he needs to get to an optician and stop driving.

  • lee

    A-typically pathetic action…

  • Shinichi0831

    At first I thought he was gonna help the cyclist up, but NO. Instead he decided to check whether his own car is alright.

  • irybka

    Driver was looking is his car ok instead of cyclist first. Asshole!

  • Jay

    Motorist definitely blind and in the wrong but I wonder if it would help if the cyclist was wearing more high viz clothing. Maybe it’s just me but I was struggling to find him in first part of the video!

  • Stevie

    ‘According to a note left by Hallows with the video clip, both cyclist and driver were shocked at the incident. Hallows gave them his contact details, but reports that no party has been in touch with him to date.’

  • Stuart Etherington

    And the driver who filmed just drove off?