Dashcam footage from a bus in Sydney, Australia has captured the terrifying moment a motorist ran a red light and hit a cyclist, almost struck a pedestrian, then crashed into another vehicle.
The video, posted on news.com.au, also shows the shocked reaction to the incident from the bus driver and passengers.Fortunately, neither the cyclist nor the pedestrian was serioulsy injured.
The driver overtook the bus on the left then veered into the lane where the cyclist was waiting at a traffic signal, knocking him off his bike.
A pedestrian jumped out of the way as the motorist continued towards the junction, where they hit a car going through on the green light.
Video of the incident, which happened in the Surrey Hills area of the New South Wales City, has only now been made public.
State Transit’s Steffen Eaurby told 7 News Sydney: “We capture a lot of situations in traffic where things go wrong or are close to going wrong.
“A lot of cyclists use this [video footage] where they capture the situations exactly when it happens.”
The driver of the car was reported to have tested positive for methamphetamine.
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.