Both cyclist and pedestrian were navigating gridlock

A cyclist who was weaving through traffic in Chile has posted a video to YouTube of the moment he collided with a pedestrian who was doing the same.

Ricardo Escobar caught the moment he tried to push between two slow moving buses and hit a young woman who was crossing the road on helmet cam.

 

He hits the ground face first, and comments on his video: “Paf! to the ground. The most painful thing was to lose my great front light smashed by cars.”

He turns around to film the woman being led away by a friend as she holds her stomach.

Escobar has clearly learnt a lesson, adding: “I used to ride my bike in the city like an a******, this is the result. No need to say that we’re in Chile.

"No bicycle lanes, laws, nothing.”

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.