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Dangerous moment a group of cyclists crash on a Newcastle NSW road when a car passes too close

Dangerous moment a group of cyclists crash on a major road as a car passes too close and clips the front rider

  • A bunch of cyclists fell to the ground after one of their riders was clipped by a car
  • The grey Honda passed too close to the biker causing him to tumble down
  • Some of the other bikers fell down in a ripple effect on the busy Newcastle road
  • No one was critically injured in the 2020 pile up but two riders went to hospital 

A group of cyclists crashed on the shoulder of a major road after a car passed by too close, clipping the lead rider.

Footage of the 2020 accident has been re-shared online showing the cyclists riding along the shoulder of the road in Shortland, Newcastle. 

The ‘horrifying’ vision shows a grey Honda clipping the arm of one of the riders as the group were at a fast speed in the 90km/hr zone.

Another rider captured the moment the cyclist was clipped (pictured) as the group rode along the shoulder

The group were cycling along a major road in Shortland, Newcastle when the lead rider was collected by the car (pictured)

 The group were cycling along a major road in Shortland, Newcastle when the lead rider was collected by the car (pictured)

The rider then slammed to the ground causing other riders behind him to come off their bikes (pictured)

The rider then slammed to the ground causing other riders behind him to come off their bikes (pictured)

The rider then slammed to the ground, tripping the cyclist alongside him and causing a pile-up in the group trailing behind 

The rider who was hit fell out onto the road but quickly got back to the shoulder.  

‘Fortunately, no one critically injured,’ the post read. 

‘Horrifying is the only way that this crash can be described. It is unbelievably lucky that there were no life-threatening injuries or deaths. 

‘Club bunch ride rudely interrupted on a beautiful morning by a seemingly inattentive driver.’ 

The post said police were notified of the collision and two of the bikers were sent to hospital for tests, while others suffered a bad rash. 

Police said a 31-year-old man was fined $464 and lost three demerit points. 

Two of the cyclists were taken to hospital after the bike crash (pictured) but no one was seriously injured

Two of the cyclists were taken to hospital after the bike crash (pictured) but no one was seriously injured 

One of the cyclists fell out onto the road in the pile up (pictured) after being clipped by the 'inattentive' driver

One of the cyclists fell out onto the road in the pile up (pictured) after being clipped by the ‘inattentive’ driver 

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