Passers-by in China rushed to help a cyclist who was trapped under a car, with the driver apparently unaware that the rider had been run over.
Dramatic CCTV footage of the incident last Thursday in Liuzhou, around 325 miles northwest of Hong Kong, shows the female cyclist riding out of a parking lot when she was knocked off her bike by a car, which continued to move forward until she was fully beneath the vehicle. People rushed to her aid, lifting the car to free her, and luckily the cyclist was reported to have sustained only minor injuries.
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We’ve reported here on road.cc on several similar incidents that have happened in the UK. In May this year, people in Walthamstow, northeast London, teamed up to lift a bus to free a unicyclist who had been injured when it ran him over.
And in August, paramedics in Oxford praised members of the public who lifted a car that a female cyclist had become trapped under.
Similarly, people including drivers from a nearby cab office helped free a woman on Commercial Street in east London from beneath a car after she had been run over.
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.