Quick-thinking truck driver grinds to a half after cyclist collides with a barrier

Scrape with death as quick-thinking truck driver grinds to a half after cyclist collides with a barrier in a busy road tunnel in Norway

  • Terrifying footage shows the cyclist losing his balance after hitting a barrier 
  • He stumbles onto the road giving the alert HGV driver only seconds to react 
  • The driver immediately grinds to a halt, allowing the cyclist to escape unharmed 

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This is the terrifying moment a cyclist is nearly run over by an HGV in a motorway tunnel after falling into its path.   

In the footage the cyclist is shown losing his balance after hitting a barrier and stumbling onto the road.  

But a quick-thinking truck driver is alert to the danger and performs an emergency brake moments prior to hitting the cyclist.

The feat was made all the more impressive by the limited visibility available to the HGV driver caused by another truck overtaking the cyclist. 

The truck was believed to have been travelling at a speed of nearly 50 miles per hour before braking.

Dash-cam video footage opens with the cyclist riding down a pedestrian pavement in a busy tunnel in Norway.

In the dash-cam footage, the cyclist can be seen colliding with the barrier before spilling onto the road

Another HGV can be seen ahead as it indicates left in order to overtake the cyclist.

Shortly thereafter, the cyclist collides with the barrier and spills onto the road.

In a flash the driver grinds to a halt and lets the rider hobble back to the pavement.

Quick-thinking truck driver grinds to a half after cyclist collides with a barrier

In a flash the driver grinds to a halt and lets the cyclist hobble his way back to the pavement

Quick-thinking truck driver grinds to a half after cyclist collides with a barrier

The shell-shocked cyclist then breathes a sigh of relief and expresses his thanks to the driver

The cyclist then breathes a sigh of relief and expresses his thanks to the driver. 

Shell-shocked, the cyclist opts against getting back on his bike and walks it down the tunnel.

The video concludes with the cyclist offering more gratitude to the driver.

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