Shocking moment driver swerves into cyclist and knocks him off his bike after the pair ‘have words’ on a London street
- This is the moment a driver appears to purposefully swerve into a cyclist
- Dashcam footage shows the pair ‘having words’ before the crash in London
- Range Rover driver then speeds away from the scene on Wandsworth Street
This is the shocking moment a driver appears to purposefully swerve into a cyclist on a London street.
Dashcam footage shows the pair ‘having words’ before the Range Rover driver steers straight into the bicycle user, sending him smashing to the ground, and then speeds off.
The cyclist suffered bleeding knuckles and injured ribs after the crash, which was filmed on Wandsworth Street last Friday.
This is the moment a car appears to purposefully drive into a cyclist on a London street. The Range Rover can be seen hitting the bike-user who then falls to the ground
Afterwards the car then speeds away. The cyclist is said to have suffered bleeding knuckles and injured ribs after appearing to be knocked to the ground
Filmed by a taxi driver, the two can be seen moving down the road next to each other, seemingly in conversation.
Then the Range Rover breaks before smashing into the cyclist, who tumbles between two cars.
The driver then speeds away while the taxi stops to help the injured man.
After seeing the footage, Caspar Hughes from London-based campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists said: ‘This dangerous driving is yet another example of why we are calling for the government to spend £6billion a year on cycling infrastructure.
‘If this person had a safe space in which to cycle these crashes would all but disappear.’
They were caught on dashcam ‘having words’ before they both collided on Wandsworth street
The group, which campaigns for cyclists, is holding a nationwide funeral for the unknown cyclist on September 7 which will call for car-free villages, towns and city centres as well as a reversal of toxic fuel-duty cuts.
As many as 10 cyclists were killed on London’s streets in 2017, while 675 suffered serious injury and almost 4,000 suffered slight injury, according to Transport for London.
MailOnline has contacted MET police for comment.