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Shocking moment a cyclist's £2,500 bike was split in two and a car windscreen was shattered in crash

A driver who slams in to a 31-year-old cyclist while turning in to a side road completely shatters his car's windscreen and breaks a £2,500 bike in half.  

CCTV footage shows a Citroën DS4 plough in to the side of a cyclist at the junction of Truro Road, Wood Green, north London, at 5pm last Thursday.

The victim, a white 31-year-old man, is flung on to the car's windscreen where his Boardman Carbon Fibre Frame bike splits in half. 

CCTV footage shows a Citroën DS4 slam in to the side of a cyclist at the junction of Truro Road, Wood Green, north London, at 5pm last Thursday

The car was left with significant dents on the front bumper and its windscreen has been shattered by the impact

The cyclist is travelling at speed along the road when the driver quickly swerves right to turn on to a side road.  

As the car hits the victim the 31-year-old and his bike land on the bonnet, shattering the windscreen, before falling to the ground. 

Despite initially thinking he was unhurt the cyclist starts feeling a pain in his leg and when he takes his helmet off his head is bleeding.

He suffers from head injuries, shoulder bruising and a swelling on his leg.

The driver leaps out of his car to help the injured cyclist and emergency services arrived within ten minutes, according to witnesses.

A witness said: 'He's so lucky to be alive. It was an expensive bike that we had to chuck in the bin - but thank God it was only the bike that split in half.

'I was in the area when I saw the whole thing happen. The car turned in to the side road and drove straight into the cyclist.

The victim, a white 31-year-old man, is flung up on to the car's windscreen where his Boardman Carbon Fibre Frame bike split in half

He falls to the ground and suffers from head injuries, shoulder bruising and a swelling on his leg. The car's windscreen is smashed

The driver of the white Citroën DS4 says he did not see the cyclist when he turned off the road

The cyclist smashes in to the car as he is flung from his bike and in to the windscreen

'He bounced right off the front of the car, and lay there for a moment stunned.

'To be honest, he was more shocked than anything. He said he didn't have any pain and that he didn't need an ambulance.

'But after a few minutes he started feeling pain in his leg. When he took his helmet off, there was blood on the side of his head. He was also bleeding a lot from his elbow.

'The driver of the car got out to help him, though it sounded to me like he was claiming he didn't see the bike and that it was coming in too fast.

'We sat with him, gave him some water, and waited for the ambulance to arrive. It was a needless accident, caused by people who should have paid more attention.'

The car suddenly brakes as the cyclist falls back to the ground. The driver immediately gets out

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