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Shock moment: cyclist clatters into car while simultaneously turning the corner – but who is wrong?

THIS is the shocking moment a cyclist slams into a car while simultaneously cornering.

The incident happened at 12.36pm yesterday at Greyhound Lane in Streatham, London.

The driver collided with the cyclist as they both rounded the same corner

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The driver collided with the cyclist as they both rounded the same cornerSource: SWD media
Rescue workers were quickly on site to treat the driver, but he did not need hospital treatment

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Rescue workers were quickly on site to treat the driver, but he did not need hospital treatmentSource: SWD media

Footage was captured with a CCTV camera at close range and initially shows a yellow car coming into view around the corner.

A cyclist sits on the inside right rear wheel – but it is not clear whether the driver overtook or was taken over.

The motorist then indicates and turns left into the cyclist’s lane, who collides with the passenger door and is thrown to the ground.

When the driver got out of her car to check on the cyclist screaming in pain, other passers-by ran to the man’s help.

A paramedic attended to the man and treated him at the scene, but he did not require hospital treatment.

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The footage was shared online, garnering around 20,000 views and over 850 comments.

Many people were firmly on the motorist’s side, believing the cyclist to be at fault.

A witness who wished to remain anonymous told SWD Media: “I would like to point out that there is another light next to this traffic light on the bridge and then another light 200 meters behind it (3 sets of lights in total).

“It is very unlikely that the car even overtook the bike and there was a suspicion that the cyclist ‘milked’ it after remaining on the ground for about 30 minutes.

“The paramedic showed up and diagnosed a shoulder injury and an hour later a mini-cab showed up and took him away.”

One user wrote: “If you look at the speed of the van in front of the car and then the speed of the bike, it’s very clear that the bike is going faster than the vehicles and it’s extremely unlikely that the car has overtaken the bike.” .

“The bike is trying to take over the car turning left, so the accident was the cyclist’s fault, the car was pointing left and the cyclist pedaled to the point of impact.”

“The cyclist also has brakes, he shouldn’t have tried to pass a vehicle that was already turning,” said a third.

However, others believed the cyclist was the innocent party in the matter.

“Even before the recent changes, the driver is to blame. The driver must have overtaken at some point so he should have noticed the cyclist – from an insurance perspective this is 100% the driver’s fault,” said one.

Another added: “The driver should have waited for the cyclist to go through the intersection first before turning in – I’m not a bike fanatic by the way.”

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that no one has been charged in the south London incident.

In January this year, the Highway Code was updated to include a new road user hierarchy with those most at risk in the event of a collision at the top.

Pedestrians, especially children, cyclists and horse riders are most at risk.

It states that cyclists should ride in the center lane on quiet roads, in slow-moving traffic, or at intersections.

Motorists must also overtake cyclists at a distance of 1.5 meters.

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Fry Electronics Team

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