Watch as van driver pulls out on cyclist sending him smashing into the kerb – everybody is saying the same thing | The Sun

A SHOCKING video shows the moment a van driver pulls out on a cyclist nearly causing serious harm.

It was uploaded to the Road.cc YouTube channel part as part of the firm's Near Miss Of The Day series which highlights bad driving.

The video is shot using a camera mounted on the handlebars of a bike, which is making its way along a B-road in Northern Ireland.

A few seconds in, a BMW 3 Series passes but leaves plenty of space as it goes by.

Shortly afterwards, a Ford Transit can be seen waiting at the junction of a side road on the right-hand side.

The cyclist approaches the side road and you assume that the van driver will wait for the rider to pass given the gap has closed.

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However, to the horror of the cyclist, the van pulls out anyway and continues across the road toward the rider.

It squeezes the cyclist so far in the lane that he smashes his pedals on the kerb and has to throw a foot out to steady himself.

The tiny gap left between the van and the kerb ahead shows just how lucky the cyclist was.

The van roars off up the road and doesn't stop, towing a trailer behind it.

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Road.cc says the rider's name is Gary and the incident happened on Tuesday 2nd August 2022 in Toome, County Antrim.

Gary told Road.cc: "You can observe from the video that the trailer was not displaying a number plate.

"The matter has been reported to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

"The first course of action recommended to me by the police was to speak with the driver.

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"I've had no feedback yet, but I would be very surprised if any prosecution occurs."

Nobody had any time for the van driver in the YouTube video comments.

User lpoolck said: "The driver must have known the cyclist was there due to the overtake by the car prior to pulling out. Disgusting and dangerous behaviour."

While moochincrawdad said: "I've seen quite a few of these but I've gotta say that this is the worst one yet!"

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