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Motorcyclist riding in bus lane is smashed into by a cart

  • Dashcam footage shows a motorcyclist take on a car making a left-hand turn
  • The bike comes up at speed as the car turns over a bus lane and the two collide
  • Social media users believed both cars acted illegally being in their lanes 
  • But motorcycles are entitled to drive in bus lanes according to police

Hannah Moore For Daily Mail Australia

A daring motorcyclist flirted with death on a Sydney road earlier this month, shocking dash cam footage shows.

The short clip shows both a motorcycle riding fast in a bike lane, and a car crossing over two lanes to make a left-hand turn from a middle lane.

Both rider and driver collide, with the motorcyclist being pulled along the car before falling to the ground with his bike on Elizabeth Street.

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Dashcam footage shows a dramatic crash between a motorcyclist and a car on Elizabeth Street earlier this month

Dashcam footage shows a dramatic crash between a motorcyclist and a car on Elizabeth Street earlier this month

Dashcam footage shows a dramatic crash between a motorcyclist and a car on Elizabeth Street earlier this month

The footage was posted to a Facebook group, where users were deeply divided on who was in the wrong.

Many questioned the motorbike’s presence in a bus lane, though NSW Police confirmed to Daily Mail Australia this was completely legal.

Others berated the motorcyclist’s failure to slow down for the indicating car.

The driver’s actions were also criticised, with people questioning why the car turned from the middle lane instead of the bus lane.

NSW road rules say cars must turn over a bus only lane, but can drive for up to 100m in a bus lane to make a turn. 

It is not known if there were any injuries at the scene, and it does not appear emergency services were called.

People questioned the actions of both the driver and the motorcyclist, and failed to reach consensus on who was in the wrong

People questioned the actions of both the driver and the motorcyclist, and failed to reach consensus on who was in the wrong

People questioned the actions of both the driver and the motorcyclist, and failed to reach consensus on who was in the wrong

 

 

 


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