Cyclist filming collision with car while turning corner seriously divides motorists
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A viral video of a car and a bicycle colliding has got people up in arms over precisely which party is in the wrong in the collision.
It's a debate which has raged on Britain's roads endlessly: on the one side are cyclists who insist they are bullied off the road and not given enough space, while on the other side motorists claim that cyclists often bend the rules of the road in their favour.
Well, this recent video shows helmet camera footage captured by a cyclist in the moments leading up to a collision with a motorist.
However, people are divided as to who is at fault in the collision, if any one person is more at fault.
The video shows a bike following behind a car on it's left hand side, with the car passing a roundabout and continuing to travel on.
You can then see the car beginning to indicate that it is going to turn left at the next street, while the cyclist is travelling straight ahead.
A few seconds later it then turns left - but neither the driver or cyclist appear to slow down, reuslting in the two colliding.
The video, which was posted on X, has got people talking about whether the cyclist or driver was in the wrong - and they certainly seemed to have an awful lot of different thoughts and opinions about which party was the one to blame.
One person put the blame at the feet of the cyclist, saying: "Hate to see this, I cycle 000’s of miles a year, I’m also a car and a bus driver, the cyclist is totally to blame here.
"It looks like he’s out to get knocked off his bike, In the drivers blind spot, driver indicates in plenty of time but cyclist goes to undertake anyway."
However, others highlighted that the car should have allowed the cyclist to pass before turning.
One said: "I agree that the cycling is perhaps not of the best quality, but the driver is still at actual fault. Would you pass your driving test if you did what that driver did?"
Someone else took a more diplomatic approach, writing: "It doesn’t matter whos right or wrong, if the cyclist wants to joust with a car they are going to have a short career.
"The car should give way but the cyclist should see what’s coming. And I’m a cyclist."
And another wrote: "Late indication, but if I were on my bike I wouldn't have put myself there..."