British tourist narrowly escapes head-on collision with a lorry as trucker tries to overtake cyclist on a bend

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British tourist narrowly escapes head-on collision with a lorry as trucker tries to overtake cyclist on a bend – and sends the rider flying on to the verge

  • Luke Wiffen was nearly hit by a blue truck while driving on N619 in Belgium
  • Clip shows truck driving on wrong side of road while going around blind bend
  • Mr Wiffen revealed cyclist was sent diving into bush but was otherwise unhurt

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A British tourist narrowly avoided a head-on collision with a lorry after a trucker attempted to overtake a cyclist on a bend.

Luke Wiffen, from Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, filmed the clip on his dashcam as he was driving along the N619 in Belgium.

In the video, a blue truck can be seen driving on the wrong side of the road as it approaches a blind bend.

In the clip, filmed on the N619 in Belgium, the blue lorry can be seen driving in the middle of the road as it overtakes a cyclist

British tourist narrowly escapes head-on collision with a lorry as trucker tries to overtake cyclist on a bend

As the lorry realises he is about to hit another driver, he pulls in, causing the cyclist to fall into a grass verge

Mr Wiffen’s car and the lorry come within mere feet of colliding with each other as the impatient HGV driver pulls in to avoid a crash.

He can then be heard breaking hard and honking his horn, before exclaiming: ‘F****** t***.’

According to Mr Wiffen, the dangerous manoeuvre forced the cyclist to fall into the grass verge and pushed him off his bike.

He admitted that after the incident he was left ‘shaking’ and that the cyclist, who he then followed to check if he was okay, was also ‘shaken up’.

Luke posted the clip on Facebook with the caption: ‘Near head on with truck that takes out cyclist. What a wonderful end to the day. In my mirrors I saw the cyclist on the grass.

‘Did the Cool Solutions truck stop?

Did he f***.

British tourist narrowly escapes head-on collision with a lorry as trucker tries to overtake cyclist on a bend

The car and the lorry come within mere feet of colliding with each other in the shocking clip

British tourist narrowly escapes head-on collision with a lorry as trucker tries to overtake cyclist on a bend

Luke Wiffen, who filmed the clip, can then be heard breaking hard and honking his horn, before exclaiming: ‘F****** t***’

‘Which brought back memories of when I was first on the scene to a horrific vehicle cycle smash a few years back.

‘By the time I was out of the car, he was up and on his bike again. Thank goodness.

‘I turned around and caught up with him to check he was ok. I was called a “true gentleman” – now there’s a first.’

The clip has been viewed more than 4,000 times since Mr Wiffen uploaded it last week.

Mr Wiffen said: ‘[The cyclist] was a bit shaken up.

I offered him the film but he refused it as he wasn’t hurt.

‘The truck didn’t hit him because he crashed off into the grass to avoid being squished.’

British tourist narrowly escapes head-on collision with a lorry as trucker tries to overtake cyclist on a bend

Mr Wiffen said: ‘[The cyclist] was a bit shaken up. I offered him the film but he refused it as he wasn’t hurt.

The truck didn’t hit him because he crashed off into the grass to avoid being squished’

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