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Dashcam footage captures skateboard rider near-miss

  • Skateboarder veered into the path of an oncoming vehicle without looking
  • Dashcam footage was shot along a busy street in Melbourne’s South Yarra 
  • Uninjured, the man is no hurry to get off the road he takes photos of the car
  • The skateboard rider has copped online criticism for his actions 

Dashcam footage has captured the horrifying moment a skateboard rider  diced with death as he veered into the path of an oncoming vehicle without looking.

Captured along a busy road in Melbourne near South Yarra train station, the man fails to notice that the traffic lights are still green for oncoming traffic and skates across without looking as the car manages to brake within seconds of hitting him.

Extremely lucky to escape unharmed, the skateboard rider appears unfazed by the heart stopping moment and almost wanders into the path of more oncoming traffic in the next lane.

 

Captured along a busy road in Melbourne near South Yarra train station, the man fails to notice that the traffic lights are still green for oncoming traffic and skates across without looking

The dash cam footage has since gone viral and was sent to Dash Cam Owners Australia, which included the footage in its monthly on the road compilation for February

The dash cam footage has since gone viral and was sent to Dash Cam Owners Australia, which included the footage in its monthly on the road compilation for February

He acts as if the near miss wasn’t his fault and is no hurry to get off the road and out of the way as he takes photos on his mobile phone of the driver and car.

The dash cam footage has since gone viral and was sent to Dash Cam Owners Australia, which included the footage in its monthly on the road compilation for February.

 

The You Tube compilation attracted 53,649 views within a day of being uploaded with many viewers criticising the skateboarder who risked his life in the 20 second footage.

‘I guess he wanted a photo of the hero who saved his life,’ someone posted.

 Another posted: H’e could have been fooled by the parked cars there, but failing to observe the traffic lights is a dead man’s sport.’

The skateboard rider was in nor ush to get out of the way as he took photos of the driver and vehicle that managed to not hit him

The skateboard rider was in nor ush to get out of the way as he took photos of the driver and vehicle that managed to not hit him



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