A cyclist has angrily lashed out at a female driver and kicked the front of her car bonnet because he says he was almost hit as she was talking on her phone.
The Melbourne cyclist was recording his journey down Sydney Road in Fitzroy on Saturday when he says the driver attempted to pull out from a parking spot in front of him.
‘Hey look, f***wit, get off your f***ing phone,’ cyclist Brian Ward can be heard yelling at the woman, who had a young child in the back seat.
Mr Ward then furiously tells the woman to ‘get off your f***ing phone’ a further two times, lifted his bike up and kicked the car’s bonnet.
A Melbourne cyclist has filmed the moment he launched an angry tirade at a woman because he says he was almost hit as she was talking on her phone
Cyclist Brian Ward said the woman was talking on her phone at the time he says he was almost hit
Footage of the incident was uploaded to Mr Ward’s YouTube page, with bystanders heard telling him to ‘calm down’.
Mr Ward responded with a ‘call the police’ and ‘she’s on her phone while she’s driving’.
‘You’re on your phone, which is illegal while you’re driving. I’m filming you, I’m filming you. I’ve reported you to the police. You’re a dangerous driver, you f***ing moron,’ Mr Ward yelled at the woman.
She says was ‘not going’ and was ‘stopping’.
‘She could have killed me,’ Mr Ward said to a man who came over to intervene.
Mr Ward said he wanted the woman ‘arrested’, and she said she would stay at the scene until police arrived.
Police arrived at the scene and obtained witness statements from both the female driver and the bystanders
Mr Ward was cycling down Sydney Road in Fitzroy on Saturday when he says the driver tried to pull out in front of him
Mr Ward yelled a number of expletives at the driver, which was captured on his camera and uploaded to his YouTube page
The female driver was at one stage heard saying she ‘wasn’t going’ and was ‘stopping’
He told the man – who had said ‘you’ve got a number of witnesses who just witnessed you kicking the front of an old woman’s car and yelling in her face’ – that he was acting in self-defence.
Police arrived at the scene, after Mr Ward himself called them, and spoke to both Mr Ward and the female driver.
Mr Ward told police: ‘She’s pulled out without looking while on her phone and nearly hit me’ but said he suffered no injuries.
‘I kicked the front bonnet of her car,’ he said. ‘I’m the victim here.’
The woman told police: ‘Tell him to fix my car’ and was also heard saying ‘you’re fault’ at Mr Ward.
Mr Ward was told by police to move away from the scene while witness statements were obtained.
Victoria Police told Daily Mail Australia investigations into both complaints remain ongoing.