Express. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. HOME News Royal Showbiz & TV Sport Comment Finance Travel Entertainment Life & Style UK Politics Royal US World Science Weather Weird History Nature Sunday InYourArea Jeremy Vine was documenting his travel around London when the incident happened. 18:29, Wed, Sep 13, 2023 | UPDATED: 19:06, Wed, Sep 13, 2023
Jeremy Vine shared the footage on Twitter (Image: Twitter)
Jeremy Vine had a lucky escape after a driver nearly mowed him down while he was riding in a cycle lane.
The presenter regularly documents his travels around London and shared the footage on Twitter.
He appeared unharmed in the video, but showed the moment he desperately banged on the van as the driver reverse over his bike hav ing turned onto a cycle lane.
Vine called the incident “unbelievable” as he shared the footage with 788,000 followers.
He captioned the post: “This morning. About an hour ago. Illegal right turn, then watch. Unbelievable.”
In the video, Vine is seen cycling towards Tavistock Square junction when a driver turns across his path onto another street.
The driver appears to make the turn too soon and turns onto a designated cycling path.
As Vine calls out, the van stops before reversing back out of the path – hitting the presenter whose bike goes under the vehicle as he shouts and bangs on the back door.
At the end of the clip, the driver is seen releasing Vine’s bike from under it as he moved forward.
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The driver then asks Vine: “Are you okay, sir?” and wheels the bike to the side of the road.
Some accused Vine of going through a red light in the comments, though it appears to be an effect of his 360-degree camera.
Responding to one person saying it was red, Vine replied: “It’s green, Monica. Don’t drive. Please.”
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