Like this site? Help us to make it better.


Video: Motorist drives into cyclist at Oldham roundabout

Incident captured on car's dashcam...

A car's dashcam has captured the moment a cyclist was knocked from his bike at a roundabout in Oldham when a motorist apparently failed to see him and drove into the back of him.

The footage, shot at the Shaw roundabout, was filmed last week by YouTube user Thomas Hallows.

Though no doubt sporting some bruises, the cyclist luckily appears to be unhurt.

He said: "I pulled in round the corner and gave the cyclist my number in case he wants this but not had a call as of yet.

"Driver of the black car was dealing with it quite well. Both in shock. Driver was onto his insurers."

One person commenting on the video wondered whether the motorist failed to see the cyclist since he was concentrating exclusively on traffic to the right as he waited to enter the roundabout.

Another said, "This almost happened to me last weekend," adding, "Some people never check where they're going tbh and it's really sad to see this happen. Losing concentration can be fatal."

Simon joined 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.

Latest Comments