Driver films moment he slammed brakes on sending cyclist smashing through window

Driver films moment he slammed his brakes on in front of a cyclist

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A driver filmed himself smirking as he slammed on his brakes in front of a cyclist, sending the rider smashing through his rear window.

Footage from the incident, which has now been shared on social media, was taken by the driver who filmed from the window of his vehicle.

He followed the cyclist who rods along the pavement, before turning out into the road at a junction.

As the cyclist moved behind the car, the driver can be seen smiling as he slammed the car's brakes on.

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The rider is sent careening into the back of the car, smashing the rear window with his weight and appearing to hit his face in the process.

After the incident, the people in the car can be heard exclaiming as one says ‘What are you doing? Are you alright?’

The footage has appeared on national news websites, but it is not clear when or where the incident happened.

This is not the first apparently deliberate incident involving a driver and cyclist.

Last month, footage emerged of a women being deliberately pushed of her bike by a hooded figure in a car.

The video, which showed a passenger leaning out of a car window to deliberately push the woman off her bike, was shared widely on social media

After getting in contact with Cycling Weekly, the victim said she suffered a broken front tooth, a fracture, scratches and bruising.

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Earlier this month, police released CCTV footage of a cyclist being kicked from his bike by another rider, leaving him in a critical condition.

The Metropolitan Police launched an investigation after the shocking incident, which happened at around 12.45pm on Sunday (March 10).

A 30-year-old man was riding his bike in Hackney, East London, when the male attacker kicked him from his bike and into a parked car.

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Alex Ballinger
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.