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Driver sacked after heart stopping moment when cyclist forced off the road

A Sussex white van driver who almost struck a cyclist has been sacked. The van driver appears to try and overtake the rider but got so close that the cyclist was forced off the road - and it was all caught on camera.

Now, the driver’s boss has shared a grovelling apology to social media after the video went viral and sacked the engineer.

Stomach churning footage shows the moment the van, belonging to Vidette UK Ltd, appears to attempt to overtake the cyclist on the westbound stretch of the A272 at Cowfold.

At this point, the white van driver can be seen edging the cyclist off the road and onto the grass verge. Sussex police is investigating.