A cyclist who was knocked off his bike after being hit by a falling lamppost has spoken of how he thought he was "going to die."
Mark Graham was hit by the lamppost as it came crashing down when workers were removing it in Leicester Row in the city centre of Coventry on Wednesday afternoon.
The moment the accident happened was captured on video:
Video courtesy of BPM Media (Midlands).
The lamppost narrowly missed Mark's head and smashed against his handlebars. He was left with a broken finger.
Workers from Lighting Coventry, which is a partnership between the city council and Balfour Beatty, were replacing the lamppost when it came free from a harness which was being used to winch it out of position.