The cyclist in the video above was riding through a London suburb "to gain some fitness," he writes on YouTube, when a car going the opposite direction suddenly turned right into the bike lane. The head-on collision that ensued is the stuff of bike-riding nightmares.

"Oh, fuck off!" the helmet cam-wearing rider yells seconds before he's thrown into the air. After a chaotic second or two he lands on the car's hood, and slides safely to his feet on the road, without so much as a stumble.

He left the incident with only bruising, and writes that the video helped him secure an insurance claim from the driver. From YouTube:


I'm not quite sure how I wasn't seen. I'm over 6ft and was wearing a bright blue jacket. If I was seen then it's a very bad judgement in my speed.

After a very uncomfortable trip to the hospital in a neck brace and spinal board and various x-rays I escaped with just bruising. So I consider myself lucky.

At the time the driver was apologetic and was informed by the police that I was recording my ride and seemed to admit fault. But when it came to my insurance claim against her she disputed it. Safe to say the video has saved me a lot of hassle and 3 weeks later the cheque has already arrived from the insurance company.

[h/t Daily Mail]