Shocking moment cyclist smashes into the back of turning car leaving huge dent in the boot – but who is in the wrong?

Shocking moment cyclist smashes into the back of turning car leaving huge dent in the boot – but who is in the wrong?

THIS is the shocking moment a cyclist smashed into the back of a turning car – leaving a huge dent in the boot.

Dramatic footage of the crash sparked a heated debate online – with many questioning who was in the wrong.

The impact of the collision smashed out the rear window of the car and left a whopping dent on the boot
The impact of the collision smashed out the rear window of the car and left a whopping dent on the boot
Many thought the driver was in the wrong
Many thought the driver was in the wrong

The video, posted on Reddit and thought to have been filmed in Germany, shows a silver car pulling off at a green traffic light.

The driver then starts indicating to turn right as a cyclist comes down the right-hand side, swerves left to avoid the turning vehicle and crashes at speed into back of the car.

The impact of the collision smashed out the rear window of the car and left a whopping dent on the boot.

Many thought the driver was in the wrong for indicating too late.

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One said: “I don’t totally blame the bicyclist.

“Car turned its signal on at the last minute and seemingly stopped for no reason.”

Another wrote: “Not sure what the cyclist did wrong. Light was green, they were cycling forward, and then the car went to turn right in front of the cyclist.

“The cyclist thought that the car was about to turn in front of them, went to take evasive action by moving to the left in the hope of avoiding the car that was turning right and planted into the car (which belatedly stopped its turn having finally spotted the cyclist).

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“Surely this is the car’s error?”

A third commented: “Do not signal WHEN turning. Signal BEFORE turning.”

Some believe the vehicle stopped to let the cyclist go past – but instead the cyclist swerved and smashed into the back of the car.

“Looks like the car stopped to make way for the cyclist who’s coming hard on his right,” one said.

And some claimed the cyclist was in the wrong.

One person said: “The bike is in no position to cut other traffic like that… the bike was going way too fast for the situation.”

Another commented: “As an avid cyclist: cyclist should not have been passing on the right in a non-lane (unless using extreme caution).

“I don’t know what the law is for this case, but you have to have a death wish to ride like that.”

A third wrote: “This is absolutely the biker’s fault.”

A fourth said: “Idiot bike. No helmet or visibility in wet conditions.

Car correctly checks their side mirror before turning sees the bike at high speed.

“The bike sees the turning car but too late, instead of slowing down leading up the the junction, decides to take an avoiding action (and fails).”

Others blasted the cyclist’s choice of bicycle in a busy city.

One said: “That’s why riding a fixie bike with no brakes in town is such a bad idea.

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“Also looks like a very narrow handlebar which isn’t ideal for manoeuvrability,”

Some were on the cyclist’s side – and said he clearly swerved as he was “used to being cut off”.

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Imogen Braddick

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