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Drivers and cyclists warned about each other

Sussex Police have warned pedestrians and road users to look out for bike users on the road.

Shocking video sees 12-year-old cyclist hit by car

A video of a collision in Chichester highlights the dangers faced by cyclists by drivers on the road.

It comes after four cyclists were killed rivers and cyclists are being urged to look out for each other on roads in the South.

The CCTV footage was filmed on the A259 in Chichester in 2012, which shows how a moment of carelessness can lead to a serious accident.

The video shows a car pulling out of a side road and crashing straight into a 12-year-old girl on a bicycle waiting to turn in Bognor Road.

The 41-year-old motorist was convicted of driving without due care and attention and given three points on his licence, he was also ordered to pay £85 costs.

Sergeant Carl Knapp said: Fortunately in this case the cyclist escaped with bumps and bruises but it could have been a lot worse.

"Despite being just a few yards away, the car driver completely failed to look for the cyclist. It shows how dangerous any one of us can be if we fail to spot and take on board all of the other road users near us."

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