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Land Rover almost runs down pedestrian in Canberra

  • A black Land Rover has been filmed driving onto the footpath in Canberra
  • The driver almost collides with a taxi and a cyclist in their haste to beat the traffic
  • ACT Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward and report the crime
  • The car is believed to have been stolen from a home in Gungahlin in September

Dashcam footage has captured the incredible moment a car drives up onto a footpath, narrowly missing a cyclist before re-entering traffic at high speed.

According to ACT Police, the video was taken on September 24 at around 1.20pm on Northbourne Avenue in Canberra’s city centre.

It shows a black Land Rover attempt to escape the southbound traffic by driving at top speeds onto the footpath, travelling for at least five seconds outside of their designated lane.

There is a white taxi near where the black car is illegally driving and they narrowly avoid a collision (pictured)

A white taxi leaving a driveway narrowly avoids a collision as the other vehicle swerves onto the footpath. 

The Land Rover continues on its chaotic path, heading straight towards a cyclist casually riding down the pavement.

Before reaching the cyclist, the car quickly veers back onto the road, merging hastily with oncoming traffic.

The vehicle manages to clip two cars on its way back into the lane. 

Before reaching the cyclist the car quickly veers back onto the road, merging hastily into oncoming traffic (pictured)

Before reaching the cyclist the car quickly veers back onto the road, merging hastily into oncoming traffic (pictured)

It is believed the car had been stolen from a house in Gungahlin on September 17, authorities said (pictured)

It is believed the car had been stolen from a house in Gungahlin on September 17, authorities said (pictured)

It is believed the car had been stolen from a house in Gungahlin on September 17, authorities said.

Police are hoping by releasing the footage someone will remember the incident and come forward with information.

Anyone with information on the incident has been asked to contact ACT Policing Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, quoting reference number 6155730. 

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