Cyclist narrowly avoids falling under the wheels of an SUV

Footage caught on a security camera  shows the moment when a cyclist narrowly avoided falling under the wheels of an SUV which was travelling across his path at a junction in Seattle, Washington, USA.

The car driver and the bike rider were both heading towards a junction, which had no road markings on. The cyclist spots the danger first and quickly brakes to avoid a collision, but the road was wet and instead of stopping he spins and falls off.

He can be seen in the footage rolling perilously close to the wheels as the driver also pulls up.

Susan Pierce, whose camera caught the incident, told The Daily Mirror:

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Pierce said there were accidents and near misses at the junction daily.

“It’s an uncontrolled crossroads, which means there are no stop signs. That is one of the reasons we installed security cameras so we can provide video to those involved in accidents and police if needed.”

 

 

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