Terrifying moment a huge truck cuts a corner and slams into a female cyclist – as the quick-thinking woman leaps off her bike just seconds before impact

Terrifying moment a huge truck cuts a corner and slams into a female cyclist – as the quick-thinking woman leaps off her bike just seconds before impact

  • Female cyclist left with minor injuries after truck slams into her in New Zealand 
  • Delivery truck crashed at Richmond Ave and Lake Terrace intersection in Taupo
  • The woman jumped off her bike just seconds before the terrifying impact 

By Kirsten Jelinek For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 05:23, 19 April 2021 | Updated: 05:23, 19 April 2021

A truck driver has been stood down after a cyclist made a narrow escape seconds before the vehicle slammed into her in New Zealand.  

The delivery truck crashed into a woman last Friday after failing to see her at the Richmond Ave and Lake Terrace intersection in Taupo during her morning commute to work. 

The cyclist pulled up to a give-way sign as the vehicle continued to speed down the road, before cutting a corner and hurtling straight towards her.

A female cyclist was luckily left with only minor injuries after truck slams into her in New Zealand (pictured) 

In the footage posted online, the woman quickly jumped off her bike and yelled for the driver to stop seconds before the terrifying impact.  

‘You’re not meant to cut corners like that, mate’, a passerby yelled as they helped the woman up from the ground. 

The driver later approached the woman and apologised as she held her damaged bicycle. 

The cyclist’s husband said the driver was apologetic and the collision could ‘all have ended a lot worse.’ 

‘Fortunately, she was able to jump off her bike just as she saw the truck and managed to escape with just some bumps and bruises and damage to the bike,’ he wrote online.  

Terrifying moment a huge truck cuts a corner and slams into a female cyclist – as the quick-thinking woman leaps off her bike just seconds before impact

The woman jumped off her bicycle seconds before the truck slammed into her (pictured) 

Terrifying moment a huge truck cuts a corner and slams into a female cyclist – as the quick-thinking woman leaps off her bike just seconds before impact

The cyclist’s husband said the driver was apologetic and the collision could ‘all have ended a lot worse’ (pictured, the cyclist on the ground after the truck knocked into her) 

He said despite the truck being ‘at fault here’ there is ‘no need to bash or flame him.’ 

‘I am sharing this video to raise awareness for everyone driving to share the road carefully and to look out for cyclists, as they are the most vulnerable people on the road.’      

The delivery company, Goodman Fielder, told the NZ Herald that they have launched an investigation into the incident and are ‘very concerned’ by the footage. 

‘The driver has been stood down and is currently not rostered on duties,’ a spokesperson said.  

Daily Mail Australia has contacted NZ Police who said no report has been made.

Terrifying moment a huge truck cuts a corner and slams into a female cyclist – as the quick-thinking woman leaps off her bike just seconds before impact

The delivery truck crashed at Richmond Ave and Lake Terrace intersection in Taupo, NZ (pictured) 

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