Moment cyclist without helmet slams into windscreen as driver insists, ‘That wasn’t my fault’

Andy Wells

Andy Wells

·Freelance Writer

Wed, 8 June 2022, 11:59 am

This is the shocking moment a cyclist smashed into a car windscreen at such force the driver thought he was dead.

Plumber Ian Payne was driving to fix an emergency leak in Portsmouth, Hampshire, on 23 May when the cyclist came out from behind a parked van and smashed into the car bonnet.

Footage shows the rider, who was not wearing a crash helmet, hit the car and crack the windscreen, before he crashes to the floor and howls in pain.

Mr Payne, 68, screeches to a halt and immediately shouts out of his window to tradesmen working next to them, pointing out it was the cyclist’s error for racing across the junction without looking as he yells: “It’s not my fault.”

The dad-of-five claims he called police and an ambulance but the cyclist rode off before the ambulance arrived – leaving Mr Payne furious as he claims the rider had admitted to not being sober.

He said: “Just when I’d come off the A3, there was a van on the island and there were some guys fixing a light.

The cyclist went flying into a car windscreen at such force the driver thought he was dead. (Kennedy News)
The cyclist went flying into a car windscreen at such force the driver thought he was dead. (Kennedy News)

“As I was driving round, I was coming around about 18 miles an hour and then suddenly this bike just appeared from nowhere.

“He’d come off the footpath, straight across one road then on a footpath onto the island and hit me. He was so fast.

“It was just a shock at first. I did turn round and swear and shout at those guys fixing the lights, ‘It’s not my fault’, but I think that was just the shock of the moment.”

Mr Payne claims the cyclist was “going so fast I could never stop him”, arguing that he “should have stopped on the other side of the road”.

He said that he thought the driver was dead “because of the force he hit the window screen”, adding: “The way that his head hit it, I just can’t believe that he walked away.”

Ian Payne (pictured) claims he called police and an ambulance but the cyclist rode off before the ambulance arrived. (Kennedy News)
Ian Payne (pictured) claims he called police and an ambulance but the cyclist rode off before the ambulance arrived. (Kennedy News)

Mr Payne said it was “wrong” that cyclist have their own lanes on roads without having insurance.

He added: “I feel that he put other people in danger by behaving like that.”

Mr Payne shared the video to Facebook, where it has gone on to receive more than 17,000 views and 500 comments.

Ian said: “I only put it on Facebook because I wanted to make people aware that dash cams are brilliant to have.

“I think with what happened you are a bit more wary. It’s definitely changed how I approach cyclists.

“I’m not being funny but he could have said anything he wanted without the dash cam…

“He should have stopped and that was that.”

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said the 18-year-old cyclist sustained minor injuries and confirmed officers are investigating the incident.

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