Dashcam footage shows cyclist knocked from his bike by car at junction in Bristol

Both the cyclist and driver ran red lights, according to a witness

The moment a cyclist is thrown from his bike by a car after both apparently ran red lights (Photo: Twitter/ @MartinJamesCox)

Dashcam footage has emerged showing the moment a cyclist was thrown from his bike after being hit by a car in Bristol.

The night-time incident happened in the Stokes Croft area of the city, and footage of the crash was posted online by a witness.

According to Martin James Cox, who posted the video on Twitter last month, both the driver and the cyclist apparently ran a red light.

As the witness approaches a green light at the three way junction, the cyclist and driver can be seen travelling towards each other in opposite directions.

The car then turns right and collides with the cyclist who is thrown to the floor, landing heavily.

Footage shows the collision from the dashcam of the car approaching the junction.

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One of the occupants of the witness's car can be heard saying “oh my god” at the moment of the crash.

Someone then rushes over to the cyclist, who is picking themselves up from the floor before walking out of the road.

It’s not clear if the driver of the car stopped after the crash.

The witness posted on Twitter: “Car and cyclist collide after both jumping a red light in Stokes Croft.

“Could’ve been a lot worse.”

Another shocking video emerged on Monday from Australia, showing the moment a driver hit a cyclist while swerving into a cycle lane.

Footage of that incident was posted online by the Australian Cycle Alliance, showing an SUV driver hitting a cyclist who is riding in the lane.

Video of the incident in Melbourne was captured on the dashcam of a vehicle behind, showing the driver sideswiping the cyclist and knocking him to the ground.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.