This is the terrifying moment a man in China was caught on camera coming incredibly close to being killed by an out-of-control van.
In the short clip, the cyclist can be seen slowing down at a zebra crossing as he waits to cross, however – out of the camera’s view – a van loses control and can be seen only for seconds as it flips and ploughs seemingly right through the cyclist.
However, as the van crashes to the cyclist’s right, the man on the bike can be seen, seemingly unharmed, suggesting the van miraculously flipped into the air and missed the cyclist’s head by mere millimetres, reports the Daily Mail.
Apparently, the incident took place on July 10 in Suzhou, east China.
It is reported that the driver of the van, who can be seen emerging from the vehicle following the horrific crash, immediately fled the scene, but he was located by police just two hours later.
According to numerous reports, he was driving without a license and had numerous prior convictions.
I still can’t believe how lucky that cyclist was. Cycle fast and far away young warrior, for you have seen another day.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.