Moment hapless cyclist is poleaxed after hurtling downhill towards a gate and crashing into it – just months after e-scooter rider did the SAME thing
- The footage was captured on a Ring CCTV camera in Sheffield on Wednesday
A hapless cyclist is poleaxed after failing to spot a gate in front of him – just months after an electric scooter rider did the same thing.
The Sheffield bike rider can be seen hurtling down a hill in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
But he didn’t notice the huge, closed metal gate blocking the path ahead of him.
The cyclist does start to brake, but it appears only to slow down as he’s going down a slope.
He still didn’t spot the barrier even when it was right in front of him as his eyes are looking straight ahead on impact.
The force of the blow on his stomach nearly throws him over the top of the gate.
His bike is left upside down on the ground as the man takes his rucksack off his back and groans in agony.
He then sits on the floor and removes his helmet as he is heard groaning in pain.
The man – clad in shorts and T-shirts – was lucky to not be more seriously hurt.
The horror moment was captured in a 26-second Ring CCTV camera shot of a neighbouring house just before 2:30pm last Wednesday.
The cyclepath links the city centre with the eastern suburbs.
But in March the same thing happened to an electric scooter rider.
He can be seen going down the pathway at great speed.
The scooter rider was sensibly wearing a hi-viz jacket to make himself visible to pedestrians and road users.
But he too failed to realise there was a barrier ahead and at the end of the video a loud gasp for breath can be heard.
One local said: ‘First a scooter rider hit a steel fence. Now a man on a bike has done the same thing.’