YouTube user ‘The Pompey Cyclist’ recorded this video of a white van man doing a very close pass on a busy road. According to the cyclist the van was less than twelve inches away from him.
The van driver must have been quite distracted to firstly not notice how close he was to the cyclist but then not to see a car which was double parked as they were trying to parallel park which he then crashed in to.
After the incident, the cyclist gave his details to the driver who then used the video footage to make a successful insurance claim against the van driver.
The cyclist then reported the incident to the Police and had this to say “I reported it to the police, unsure whether the car driver was going to or had already. The officer on the phone said it’s an insurance issue, not a police issue. I said in that case I would like to report the close pass because the driver is clearly dangerous. The officer straight up refused to take a statement.”