A Illinois cyclist barely escaped with his life after a six-wheel truck hit into him as it pulled out of a gas station.
Another car’s dashboard camera caught the heart-stopping moment the cyclist narrowly avoided being crushed to death.
At 3.22pm, on October 10, in Burbank, the unnamed victim was riding his bicycle on along a sidewalk, past the exit of a gas station parking lot where a truck was waiting to pull out.
The cyclist raised his hand to signal the truck driver of his presence, but at that exact moment the driver began to pull into the street and drives directly into the rider.
A cyclist (pictured) in Burbank, Illinois, had a terrifying run in with a six-wheel truck last Thursday afternoon at a parking lot entrance
A nearby car let loose a myriad of honks to let the distracted driver know he’d just hit a person, but the truck continued on oblivious, running over the bike and almost driving over the cyclist, now lying strewn in the street.
As they enter the middle lane, the truck almost collides with a white SUV.
For a few seconds, the man stays on the ground as he collects his bearings.
According to the the YouTube video’s caption, the truck driver had no idea the potentially deadly situation they had just been a part of.
‘The truck driver kept going until two other trucks pulled him over to tell him he had hit a person on a bike,’ the caption read.
The truck doesn’t see the cyclist riding his bike and begins to pull out into the street at the exact moment the man in peddling by (pictured)
The truck driver hits the man’s side head on, causing the cyclist to fall off his bike and into the busy roadway (pictured)
The force of the hit causes the cyclist to slide on the pavement as surrounding cars desperately honk, but the truck driver is oblivious to the scary scene
The video’s caption says: ‘The truck driver kept going until two other trucks pulled him over to tell him he had hit a person on a bike’
Despite the hit, the cyclist (pictured) doesn’t appear to be seriously injured and is able to move seconds after the accident
‘He was unaware he had hit them.’
It’s unknown if the cyclist was seriously injured in the incident, but he appears to be able to move afterwards.
According to data surrounding cycling accidents, Illinois is the twelfth deadliest state for cyclist.
Between 2010 and 2012, the state saw 80 total cycling deaths with an annual average of 27 deaths.
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