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Brutal moment cyclist flies into windscreen after hitting van

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On the left, a dashcam image of a man - his face blurred - wearing a black hat and black fleece as he collided with the van.  The exact same man is lying on the ground, the wheels of his bicycle are up in the air.

Ian Payne, 68, was on a road in Hampshire on 23 May when he collided with an 18-year-old cyclist (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)

A cyclist has been filmed hitting the windscreen of a van at such a speed that the driver thought he was ‘dead’.

Plumber Ian Payne, 68, pulled over a road on his way to fix a leak in Hampshire, when the rider – who has not been identified – emerged from behind a parked van.

The 18-year-old cyclist wearing a baseball cap instead of a helmet collided with the bonnet before breaking the windscreen and hitting the floor.

Addressing the tradesman working nearby, Ian claimed: ‘It was not my fault. It was not fast either.

On the ground and in pain, the cyclist said: ‘F*** me, he hurt.’

Dad of five Ian said he called police and ambulance crews to the scene, but the cyclist fled before medical staff could arrive.

He added: ‘When I got off the A3 there was a van on the island and some people were fixing the lights.

,[The cyclist had] Come off the sidewalk, straight onto a street then on a sidewalk to the island and hit me. He was very fast.

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Ian claimed he was hitting the road at ‘about 18 mph’ when the incident happened.

He continued: ‘I always thought I was a careful driver, he was going so fast I could never stop him.

‘He had a place to stop, so really he should have stopped on the other side of the road.

‘When he went downstairs, I thought he had died because of the force of the window screen hitting him.

‘You can only see the cracks in the footage, but the window screen was cracked right there.

‘The way he hit his head, I can’t believe he left.

The plumber has since shared the video on Facebook to ‘make people aware that dashcams are awesome’. It has garnered over 17,000 views and 500 comments.

In a statement, a Hampshire Police spokesman confirmed that they had been called after 4 p.m. on 23 May to report a collision on the M275.

He said: ‘The cyclist, an 18-year-old man, suffered minor injuries. The circumstances of this incident are being investigated.

‘At present no one has been arrested.’

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