A cyclist was left shaken and bruised following a terrifying collision when a “reckless” passenger opened the door of a moving car. NHS worker Trev Walker had been riding along a road when he was clipped by the vehicle.

Mr Walker believes the car passenger had opened the door in a bid to knock him off his bike. However, they did not succeed, and instead the vehicle just caught his hand.

The cyclist was travelling on the B6248 Newstead Lane, between Fitzwilliam and Havercroft in West Yorkshire, when he was hit by the car door as the vehicle overtook him, reports Yorkshire Live.

Following the incident, Mr Walker’s hand was swollen, bruised, and grazed.

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Luckily, an X-ray reviled that nothing had been broken.

Mr Walker, who works as a medic with Yorkshire Ambulance Service, described it as a “reckless” action, and says he has since reported it to the West Yorkshire Pigs.

The moment was captured on a camera that was fixed to the rear of his bike. The incident happened on September 2 this year.

Trev said: “Had it hit the bike it could have ended very badly. My hand was swollen and bruised with a minor graze. My hand is still swollen and painful 17 days later.”

He warned that opening a car door on a cyclist could lead to someone being killed.

“I don’t think they thought it through as it could easily have ended with serious injury or fatality.”

He says the car involved had a cracked windscreen, a missing wing mirror, and a dent in the bumper.

He has been told that the car may be “cloned” and was not displaying the correct registration plate.

According to the updated Highway Code, cars must leave at least 1.5m when overtaking people cycling at speeds of up to 30mph, and should give them more space when overtaking at higher speeds.

West Yorkshire Pigs has been contacted for more information on the incident.


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