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Video: Melbourne driver swerves into cyclist and rams him off the road

Incident took place last year - but motorist was fined just A$1,000 (£557)

 

Footage has emerged of the moment the driver of a 4x4 vehicle swerved into a cyclist, knocking him off his bike and onto a grass verge.

The incident, caught on the dashcam of a following car, happened last November on Inkerman Street and has been shared widely, including on the Face book page of the Australian Cycle Alliance.

After knocking the cyclist from his bicycle the driver gets out of his vehicle, gestures at the rider then picks the bike up and throws it over a hedge.

According to the description of the video on YouTube, the driver was charged with 'Reckless Driving Causing Injury' and fined $1,000 – the end result being described as “very poor” and the police as “unhelpful.”

The description concluded: “We are glad this has been finalised, but are sickened that these things happen.”

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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