Today’s near miss is a frightening left hook from a Stagecoach bus which was captured by a cyclist’s rear-facing bike camera.
The incident occurred at the junction of Salter Street and Westferry Way in London at about 5.40pm yesterday.
Mark has contacted Stagecoach about the incident, saying: “Your employee performs a deliberate and dangerous ‘left hook’, trapping me besides the side of his vehicle and a steel coach barrier. The appalling behaviour of your employee is proven by a following cyclist gesturing to driver and saying: ‘I saw that! That was shocking!’”
He has yet to receive a response.
Mark submitted the footage to the Met Police and they have already confirmed that they will be issuing a notice of intended prosecution (NIP).
As a rather impressive postscript to this, Mark also submitted footage of a fast and close pass by a van that took place just five minutes before the left hook and the Met are issuing an NIP for that incident as well.
Over the years road.cc has reported on literally hundreds of close passes and near misses involving badly driven vehicles from every corner of the country – so many, in fact, that we decided to turn the phenomenon into a regular feature on the site. One day hopefully we will run out of close passes and near misses to report on, but until that happy day arrives, Near Miss of the Day will keep rolling on.
If you’ve caught on camera a close encounter of the uncomfortable kind with another road user that you’d like to share with the wider cycling community please send it to us at info [at] road.cc or send us a message via the road.cc Facebook page.
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Please also let us know whether you contacted the police and if so what their reaction was, as well as the reaction of the vehicle operator if it was a bus, lorry or van with company markings etc.