Moment cyclist 'doing 30mph' crashes headfirst into car at junction

Shocking moment cyclist ‘doing 30mph’ crashes headfirst into car turning right at busy junction

  • The shocking collision occurred at a junction in Blackpool on September 30
  • Heart-stopping moment was recorded by dash cam of Angela Johnstone, 54
  • She claimed driver in his 60s fled scene after being threatened by the cyclist 

This is the moment a cyclist was sent flying into the air after he crashed head first into a moving car at a busy junction in Blackpool. 

The shocking dash cam footage was captured by motorist Angela Johnstone, 54, who was sitting at traffic lights at the junction on Watson Road on September 30. 

In the video, cars can be passing in front of Ms Johnstone, of Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, from her left-hand side. 

Suddenly a man on a bike travelling at speed comes into view from the right and collides with a small blue car.  

According to Ms Johnstone, the driver, in his 60s, quickly left the scene after the cyclist threatened to punch him.

In the dash cam footage recorded in Blackpool on September 30, a man on a bike travelling at speed comes into view from the right and collides with a small blue car

The shocking dash cam footage was captured by motorist Angela Johnstone, 54, who was sitting at traffic lights at the junction on Watson Road

The vehicle had been slowing down at the junction with its indicators on signalling that they intended to turn right.

In the video, the cyclist brakes hard before smashing the bonnet of the car and being sent into the air along with his bike.   

The car’s registration plate then falls off following the impact of the collision.

Ms Johnstone, who was visiting Blackpool on holiday at the time, can be heard shouting: ‘Oh my god!’ as the incident unfolds.

She claims the motorist left the scene before the police arrived after the cyclist allegedly said: ‘You should go away or I will f***ing punch you.’

Ms Johnstone’s husband Gordon posted the video onto Facebook on October 2 with the caption: ‘This was my wife driving the car in Blackpool, when she came home she said she witnessed a hit and run as the driver, although stopped, then left the scene.

‘She spoke to the police and the cyclist, information from the cyclists was he was doing 30mph at that point.

‘I reminded my wife of my dash cam and let’s just say I have a different point of view and on seeing it so does she.

The vehicle had been slowing down at the junction with its indicators on signalling that they intended to turn right when the bike appeared

Ms Johnstone, who was visiting Blackpool on holiday at the time, can be heard shouting: ‘Oh my god!’ as the incident unfolds.

‘Let’s keep it clean and civil and give your point of view.’

Dozens of people have commented on the footage, with most blaming the cyclist for the crash.

One social media user said: ‘100 million percent the cyclist’s fault.

‘Completely riding without due care and attention and at speed whilst approaching a junction, regardless if he had right of way.’

Another said: ‘That was the cyclist’s own fault, he rode straight across there, didn’t slow down or look, so I for one only have sympathy for the poor car driver whose car the cyclist ran into.’

Another commented: ‘Car stopped when they saw the cyclist, cyclist coming too fast to stop in time, also not helping themselves much by not wearing bright/ noticeable coloured attire.’ 

Speaking today, Ms Johnstone added: ‘I was stopped at the traffic lights as you can see.

‘It was raining and wet, and it looked like the cyclist wasn’t even looking.

‘I went over to speak to the cyclist, he got up and he was shouting and swearing at the old man driving the car.

‘The cyclist said ‘I think you should go away or I’ll f***ing punch you’.

‘I thought that was really rude, and I’d hate to think the driver would get the blame for that.

‘The police were called and a paramedic looked over the cyclist.

‘Going at that speed, the lights could have changed or anything.

‘It could have been worse.’

A North West Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘An ambulance responded to an RTC involving a car and bicycle, following a 999 call at 4.19pm. 

‘The cyclist, a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital.’ 

The service told the Mail Online it cannot provide updates on patients after they’ve been handed over to the care of a hospital.  

Lancashire Police have been contacted for comment.  

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