A shocking video showing the passenger of a car shooting a firework at a cyclist has emerged online.
The video has been circulating on social media since the start of November but its origin is unclear.
Footage of the terrifying incident, which has been uploaded to Facebook and YouTube, has been met with mixed reaction from viewers.
The video appears to be filmed by the driver as the car is travelling along a road, while the passenger holds a firework out the window.
Occupants of the car can be heard laughing, before the firework launches in front of the car.
The rocket flies in the direction of a cyclist and a passing vehicle further up the road.
It appears to directly hit the cyclist, but the video ends immediately.
A passenger can be heard saying “oh my god” as the rocket takes off.
It is not clear if the cyclist was injured in the incident.
The video has been shared widely on social media, but it is not clear when or where the incident happened.
A Facebook version of the video, uploaded on Friday, has been viewed more than 800,000 and has been shared by almost 10,000 people.
Comments on the video include “I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time” and “Idiots like this cause accidents on roads. What if that hit the car in front.”
Some viewers suggested the incident should be reported to police while others suggested the people involved “need to grow up.”
A version of the video is first believed to have been posted on social media by a user from Yateley in Hampshire, with the caption “bloody good shot sir.”
Alex is the 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 and now as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output.
Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) and joining CW in 2018, Alex has 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 journalism, Alex is a national level time triallist, avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.
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