Heart-stopping moment cyclist is hurled into the air when he is hit by driver on wrong side of road as they overtook at red light

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  • The horrifying incident happened at around 7.40pm on Thursday, August 31
  • Lancashire police confirmed that a 23-year-old man was arrested

This is the heart-stopping moment a cyclist is hurled into the air when they are hit head-on by a car driving on the wrong side of the road.

An impatient driver was caught on CCTV driving into the wrong lane while trying to overtake a stationary car at a set of lights.

The horrifying incident happened at around 7.40pm on Thursday, August 31, in Shear Brow, at the Four Lane Ends junction, Blackburn.

As the silver Seat pulled out into the right lane, a cyclist riding a bright blue bicycle, collided head-on with the vehicle and was flung off his bike into the air.

The rider was lying motionless for a few moments before he rolled onto his side when drivers rushed to his aid.

This is the heart-stopping moment a cyclist is hurled into the air when they are hit head-on by a car driving on the wrong side of the road

This is the heart-stopping moment a cyclist is hurled into the air when they are hit head-on by a car driving on the wrong side of the road

The lights for traffic coming in the direction the cyclist was travelling were green

The lights for traffic coming in the direction the cyclist was travelling were green

The rider was lying motionless for a few moments before he rolled onto his side when drivers rushed to his aid

The rider was lying motionless for a few moments before he rolled onto his side when drivers rushed to his aid

The cyclist, who was in a man in his 30s, was rushed to hospital with multiple bone fractures.

The Seat was pictured parked on a nearby street with a hole in the shattered windscreen and several dents on the bonnet.

The photograph showed the registration plates ripped off the car as it was left outside a home on the junction.

The lights for traffic coming in the direction the cyclist was travelling were green.

Lancashire police confirmed that he was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by driving without due care and driving - excess drugs

 Lancashire police confirmed that he was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by driving without due care and driving – excess drugs

The driver is now in custody and the condition and severity of the cyclist's injuries are unknown

The driver is now in custody and the condition and severity of the cyclist’s injuries are unknown

The driver was a 23-year-old man from Blackburn, according to the Lancashire Telegraph.

Lancashire police confirmed that he was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by driving without due care and driving – excess drugs.

The driver is now in custody and the condition and severity of the cyclist’s injuries are unknown.

MailOnline has contacted Lancashire Police for a comment.




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