Truck rams cyclist off the road in Christchurch in NZ

Shocking moment a truck RAMS a cyclist off their bike after beeping and bumping the rider who refuses to go into the bike lane – so who do you think is in the wrong?

  • Aggressive truck driver speeds behind cyclist in Christchurch, NZ on August 3
  • Cyclist riding along 30km/h road in front of truck who begins to get frustrated
  • Driver constantly beeps for rider to get out of the way before ramming the wheel
  • But the bike never tries to move over and doesn’t go into the proper cycle lane 
  • ruck driver continues to intimidate the rider before knocking him off the bike 

By Sahar Mourad For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:48, 17 October 2020 | Updated: 02:48, 17 October 2020

A furious truck driver who sped up and knocked a cyclist off their bike after they refused to move into another lane has sparked a row about road rules.

Shocking footage shows the truck driving incredibly close to a cyclist and beeping for them to get out of the way in Christchurch in New Zealand on August 3. 

The cyclist continues along the 30km/h road as the driver of the truck begins to honk his horn in an attempt to intimidate the rider.

The aggressive truck driver sped up to the cyclist and rammed their back wheel (pictured)

They continue to ride along the road as the driver beeps aggressively for them to move out of the way.  

But at one point, the pair drive past a parallel lane which the car or truck could have taken to allow the other to pass, which neither did, and the cyclist never attempted to enter their designated lane.

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After countless attempts at trying to get the cyclist to move, the truck speeds up again from behind and rams the bike’s wheel multiple times. 

The rider appears to ride a bit faster to get away from the hostile driver but the truck speeds up and hits the wheel again. 

Suddenly the truck driver has had enough and rides up to the cyclists wheel, bashing it and knocking the rider onto the ground.

Furious social media users slammed the truck driver for his carelessness and called for them to lose their license.

‘There’s a clear lane outright next to him, why couldn’t the truck driver just change lanes? Hope he loses his license for at least half a year,’ someone wrote. 

‘That is an absolute disgusting way to treat a vulnerable road user. I really hope the courts go hard on him.

I hope is sent to jail for this,’ another commented. 

Truck rams cyclist off the road in Christchurch in NZ

The cyclist attempted to ride faster to get away from the furious driver who continued to beep at them (pictured)

Truck rams cyclist off the road in Christchurch in NZ

The truck driver eventually had enough and knocked the cyclist off their bike and on to the ground (pictured)

Others however, sided with the truck driver asking why the cyclist was in the middle of the road when there was a clear bike lane.

‘There is a separated cycle lane on this road that the rider could have been using which would have avoided this altogether,’ someone pointed out.

‘Why was the cyclist in the middle of the lane and not moving over to the left.

He would have known there was traffic behind him,’ another wrote.

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