Truck driver is fired after he angrily confronts a pack of cyclists during a heated road rage clash
- Truck driver was fired after he was filmed in foul-mouthed road rage incident
- He was driving his truck along Railway Street in Cottesloe, in Perth’s south-west
- Video of the incident shows the cyclists riding in single-file inside the bike lane
- The truck then cuts off the cyclists and confronts them by yelling at the group
A truck driver was sacked after he was filmed angrily confronting cyclists during a furious bout of road rage in Perth.
The man was driving along Railway Street in Cottesloe, on Tuesday, when he passed a group from the Indian Ocean Cycling Club (IOCC).
Footage of the incident shows the truck driver parking his vehicle to stop the group from passing before launching a foul-mouthed tirade on the cyclists.
A truck driver has been fired after he was filmed angrily confronting Perth cyclists during a a road rage incident
The truck driver then storms towards the cyclists while screaming ‘what the f**k?’.
‘Do you want a punch in the f**king head?’ he says to the cyclist at the front.
Other cyclists can be heard urging the front bike rider to stop as he responds to the truck driver.
‘Don’t f**king call me a wanker when you and your f**king d**kheads creep over the line,’ the truck driver yells in the cyclist’s face.
The cyclists try to respond but the truck driver yells back, ‘f**king single file, in your f**king lane!’
One of the group can be heard telling them all to ‘stop’ and ‘let him go’.
As the truck driver continues to yell, the rest of the group get back on their bikes and wait for the driver to let them pass.
Video of the expletive-laden rant shows the cyclists riding single-file in the bicycle lane as the truck passes them on the road
The truck driver was travelling along Railway Street in Cottesloe, south-west of Perth, when he started abusing the cyclists
IOCC member Nick Algie posted the video to Facebook and said the group were following road rules when the truck driver came up behind them and honked his horn.
‘As far as I can tell our group was hard against the verge and single file or two abreast,’ he wrote.
Mr Algie told Perth Now this was the first time he’d ever been physically confronted by a driver, despite receiving lots of backlash through driver’s windows.
‘I was shocked at his reaction. There was a feeling of disbelief he was that wound up, maybe he had had a run in with another group of cyclists and he was taking it out on us,’ Mr Algie said.
‘We were aware the bikes hadn’t been doing anything wrong, we’d been dealing with the road conditions as best we could.’
Truck company Earthtech informed Mr Algie the driver in the video had been fired as they saw the footage and said they were ‘disgusted at his behaviour’.
IOCC member Nick Algie posted the video to Facebook and said the group were following road rules when the truck driver came up behind them and honked his horn