Wot no siren? Cyclist films close pass with ambulance (video)

Berkshire ambulance squeezes between cyclist and traffic island — and "it's absolutely unacceptable," says rider Please note, this video contains swearing

A Berkshire ambulance came shockingly close to a collision with a cyclist on a narrow section of road — and the video footage will make you duck in your seat.

The ambulance skimmed close to Youtuber @GrumpyCyclistUK on his way to work after it appeared to pass him next to an island in the road without using any sirens.

@GrumpyCyclistUK told CW: "I have always worried about an island in the road which I have been close-passed in the past.

"I do my usual check behind me to see what’s coming, and I see nothing."

The car in front pulled out of the way for the ambulance, but @GrumpyCyclistUK did not realise the ambulance was coming up behind him.

"Needless to say, it did scare me a bit.

"I see a car in front of me indicating to turn left, which doesn’t strike me as odd as just after the island is a left turn. As I get closer to the island I see that the car hasn’t turned but has pulled over. Maybe they have an issue with the car.

"To pass a cyclist through an island which is already a tight space with an ambulance flying by at high speed is absolutely unacceptable," @GrumpyCyclistUK said.

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