The moment that a van pulls out in front of a cyclist at a junction, hitting the rider and sending him cascading down the road, has been caught on camera.
Baz Lewis was riding through Wray Common, Redhill, Surrey on Tuesday, June 3, when a BT van pulled out in front of him. Lewis, dressed in bright clothing and wearing a helmet, collided with the front of the van, landing heavily on the other side of the road. He fractured his right wrist, sprained his left wrist and suffered cuts and bruises as a result of the incident.
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The collision was filmed by a dashboard-mounted camera in a taxi travelling behind the van, showing clearly that the van driver pulls out directly in front of Lewis despite being in clear sight.
“The van driver was very apologetic and said he didn’t see me coming,” said Lewis. “I was hoping to take part in Waller Pain hill-climb this Sunday so that’s a shame, but my next event after that is the Ride 100 which I’ll hopefully be fully repaired for as I am riding for Samaritans charity.”
Surrey Police said on Monday that no decision had yet been made on how they were going to deal with the incident.
Slow motion version of the film: