Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Risky Rider's near Miss; Dash Cam Captures Close Call

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Risky Rider's near Miss; Dash Cam Captures Close Call

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Byline: Declan Cooley Declan.Cooley@gladstoneobserver.com.au

FEW people are born with a death wish but one cyclist in Gladstone, who careered through an intersection and narrowly missed getting hit by two cars, may just have one.

Dr Vineeth Chippada captured the near miss on his dash-cam as he pulled up at the Glenlyon Rd and Derby St intersection.

He said the "hefty" looking cyclist was "flying" down Breslin St when cars stationary in both directions started to accelerate after getting the green light.

"(The cyclist) looked quickly my way and then the other way and I'm not quite sure if it registered but the signal was red for him," Dr Chippada said.

"In the head-on traffic another car was rolling through and the cyclist narrowly missed that car and then sandwiched himself between the first and second cars ahead of me."

Dr Chippada said he believed the man travelled through the intersection about 30kmh.

In footage captured by his dash cam, viewers can see the traffic lights change and the cyclist move past one car before dangerously slipping between two more. …

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