THIS is the shocking moment TV presenter Jeremy Vine is hit by a van and thrown from his bike.
The popular BBC and Channel 5 presenter, 58, posted the clip today on X, formerly known as Twitter, claiming the van driver had made an illegal turn.
Vine wrote on the social media site: “This morning. About an hour ago. Illegal right turn, then watch out. Incredible.”
The footage shows the keen cyclist cycling past the Tavistock Hotel in Bloomsbury, central London, at around 11am.
The short video clip shows Vine driving down the street while a white van across the street tries to turn right.
As the vehicle turns right into the apparent intersection, Vine is forced to stop and repeatedly honk his bike’s horn.
He then stands behind the van as it backs into him, and the TV personality is forced to bang his hands on the back of the truck to get it to stop.
His bike can then be seen lying on the street.
Vine then appears in front of the camera and appears to be unharmed.
The clip has sparked a lively online debate about who is to blame.
One commenter suggested that Vine had crossed a red line, but as the moderator demonstrated, this was not the case.
Many people took to Vine’s page, with one person writing: “Scary as hell.” I’m glad you’re okay.
“I can’t believe the van made an illegal turn and then tried to correct it by reversing! Points are not enough, immediate driving license revocation.”
While another said: “Christ. You’re lucky to be alive. I’m sorry that happened. Just awful.”
A third person added: “Crikey, this is a fundamental mistake. This man’s driver’s license should be revoked. Did you manage to get your bike back in one piece? Maybe scratched?”
However, not everyone was so supportive.
One person said: “It’s not clear what’s going on. He appears to be driving on the wrong side of the road and therefore making a wrong turn.”
“For your own safety, Jeremy, you should have given him a wide berth and turned your statement over to an appropriate person.”
Another who criticized Vine’s actions wrote: “They had plenty of opportunity to just stop and wait for him to leave, but decided it was too good an opportunity to pass up.”
“They represent everything that is wrong with many cyclists, including pure aggressive behavior towards other road users and pedestrians.”
A third chimed in: “The driver was undoubtedly in the wrong here, but I’ll say a but… why would you put yourself in such a dangerous position?”
“Why drive past right behind the vehicle like that when you know the driver made an illegal turn and obviously needs to back up?”
In July this year, the moment a cyclist crashed into a car was filmed, sending it flying through the air.
Earlier this year, a cyclist said he was lucky to be alive after an “idiotic driver” almost ran him off the road.
Meanwhile, a motorist was left fuming after a cyclist ignored a cycle path and instead cycled on the road next to it.