News, Culture & Society

Sydney cyclist in collision with corolla driver at Auburn roundabout

This is the dramatic moment a driver speeds up to enter a roundabout and collides with a cyclist. 

Dash-cam footage from the car behind shows a man cycling through an Auburn roundabout, in Sydney, before the car enters and hits him as he’s trying to exit. 

The video, which was posted to social media, caused a heated debated with some arguing the cyclist was in the wrong because he wasn’t indicating when exiting the roundabout. 

The cyclist was attempting to exit the round about when the corolla crashed into the bike 

The cyclist was thrown to the ground after the corolla hit him but luckily was able to walk 

The cyclist was thrown to the ground after the corolla hit him but luckily was able to walk 

Other users argued the Corolla was in the wrong because the driver obviously didn’t see him. 

The footage shows the cyclist being thrown onto the ground and as the car drives off you can see him scrambling to pick up his bike and bag. 

As he walks off the road the car slowly drives away.

The footage was taken by Homer, who witnessed the crash and shared the footage to the Facebook page dash-cam owners Australia.

‘Auburn this morning. When I approached the cyclist and young female Asian driver she was shouting at the cyclist to stop being stupid on the road and blaming him,’ he said.  

‘I had to intervene and tell her that he was in the intersection first, she had caused the collision and she should be polite to this poor man that’s just been hit and now has a tacoed (broken) rear wheel on his bike.’  

The clip has caused a heated debate on social media about who was in the wrong. 

Homer, who filmed the footage on his dash-cam camera said afterwards that the driver was yelling at the cyclist to stop being so stupid

Homer, who filmed the footage on his dash-cam camera said afterwards that the driver was yelling at the cyclist to stop being so stupid

He was able to walk off any injuries as the car drove away but the footage sparked a heated debate online about who was in the wrong 

He was able to walk off any injuries as the car drove away but the footage sparked a heated debate online about who was in the wrong 

‘Didn’t see any indication in the vid that the bike was turning right at the round about. No hand signal or anything it just pays to be safe and smart on the road but she still should have seen him,’ one user argued. 

‘He should have had both hands on hands and been indicating his intentions. Corolla at fault but if bike rider had half a brain and a little common sense he would have never been hit!’ Another person commented. 

‘I can’t believe some of the comments here. The Corolla driver is 100% at fault, cyclist came from the right on a round about,’ one used wrote.

While the number of cyclist deaths has decreased in the last decade, the rates of serious injuries has risen.  

Cycling injuries make up only 11 per cent of serious road traffic injuries.

The condition of road surfaces, distraction, mechanical issues and speed are all factors in why these rates are rising across the country. 



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


Do you like it? Share with your friends!


Comments are closed.