Cyclist receives apology from company of van that nearly knocked him off his bike (video)

Paul Wilson narrowly avoided a collision with an Aurora Lighting van in Edinburgh that swerved in into a cycle lane to skip traffic.

An Edinburgh cyclist has received an apology from the company of a van whose driver nearly knocked him off his bike on Monday (November 10).

The video shows Paul Wilson travelling along Queensferry Road when an Aurora Lighting van swerves sharply out of stationary traffic and speeds down the inside cycle lane.

The van driver appears not to see Wilson, nor hear his screams as he is forced to apply the brakes to avoid a collision.

After the van turns left, Wilson then has to avoid a people carrier that edges out onto the road, unaware of his presence behind the van.

Wilson tweeted Aurora Lighting with the video asking their drivers to refrain from trying to kill him. He later received an apology from the company promising disciplinary action against the driver, although their initial Twitter apology was some way wide of the mark.

The video was caught on Wilson’s helmet-mounted camera, devices that have brought numerous incidents like this to prominence in recent months.

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