1. ITV Report

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 Citro├źn 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