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Bike somersaults through the air after cyclist smashes head on into a car

A cyclist has captured the dramatic moment he was thrown from his bike after smashing head on into a car

Moment of impact Credit: YouTube

The cyclist says he was travelling at around 20mph from Essex into London when the small Citroën car cut across in front of him.

Bike somersaults through the air after crash Credit: YouTube

The impact sent him hurtling through the air and onto the bonnet of the car. The bike somersaulted through the air and lost a wheel.

Cyclist bounces off the bonnet of the car Credit: YouTube

The cyclist, who has not been named, still managed to stand back up and walk away.

The cyclist manages to stand up and walk away Credit: YouTube

After a very uncomfortable trip to the hospital in a neck brace and spinal board and various x-rays I escaped with just bruising. So I consider myself lucky.

At the time the driver was apologetic and was informed by the police that I was recording my ride and seemed to admit fault.

But when it came to my insurance claim against her she disputed it. Safe to say the video has saved me a lot of hassle and 3 weeks later the cheque has already arrived from the insurance company.

– 'Cycle Jack', speaking on YouTube

Watch video of the crash in full below - which CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE.

Pictures from Cyclejack/YouTube