Cyclist who spent 30 minutes trapped under car after collision miraculously escapes with no injuries
Justin Futers made lucky escape after incident that saw him rescued by emergency services
A cyclist who spent 30 minutes trapped under a car and had to be rescued by emergency services has spoken of his relief after he walked away with only cuts and bruises.
Justin Futers, 47, was pinned under a blue Chevrolet by his legs after he was dragged underneath during a collision on Saturday afternoon, almost being crushed under the front wheels.
His bike was destroyed in the incident.
He told the Daily Mail: "My head and my face were scraping the tarmac so it was pretty close. I didn't shut my eyes and think "this is it", although it could have been.
"The weight of the engine was right over my shoulders, there was a quarter of an inch between me and the rest of the car, it was that tight."
The painter and decorator was helped at the scene by a former paramedic trainer, an ex-firefighter and an off-duty police officer who were passing by near Worthing, West Sussex.
He said: "I can't remember what I was thinking at the time other than 'There is a car on top of me'."
A witness said: "It is a miracle the cyclist survived let alone escaped with no broken bones.
"As I approached the car all I could see underneath was a figure dressed in red, and I feared the worst.
"I was relieved that he could speak. It could have been a horrific accident, fortunately Justin got off incredibly lightly."
The driver, a 76-year-old local man, did not require treatment, but Mr Futers was taken to hospital.