Motorcyclist smashes into car as it changes lanes – but who was in the right?

THIS is the shocking moment a motorcyclist smashes into a car as it changes lane – but it has got people talking as to who is in the right.

The horror collision – which sent the biker flying thorough the air and slamming into the road – happened eastbound on the A2 in Kent.

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The biker is thrown off his motorcycle and slams into the groundCredit: David Horney
The biker is left in a heap on the floor following the collision

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The biker is left in a heap on the floor following the collisionCredit: David Horney

David Horney, 50, captured the June 9 incident on his rear facing dash cam as he travelled through slow moving traffic.

As the clip begins cars can be seen creeping slowly across all three lanes near the Dartford Crossing.

Moments later the driver of a Gold Ford Kuga in lane three indicates to merge into lane two.

They slowly pull in and the nearside wheel of the vehicle crosses the line.

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But suddenly the driver aborts the manoeuvre and frantically tries to turn back into their lane – presumably spotting the biker in its mirrors.

Moments later the biker astride his yellow motorcycle hammers into the front left side of the car at speed.

He is thrown off the bike and hurtles towards the ground as his two-wheeler spins out of control.

Amazingly he doesn’t hit any other vehicles or seem seriously injured as he immediately stands up as other motorists run to his aid.

The clip ends as the driver gets of out of their car and walks towards the biker who then gestures angrily to them.

The video was shared across Facebook and has since be viewed thousands of times and attracted hundreds of comments.

But many are split on who exactly is in the right.

One user said: “As a biker, I say car driver isn’t entirely to blame.

“They signalled and slowly started to move over but hardly even left their lane, the filtering biker created their own lane.”

Another suggested: “The biker is going far too fast to filter safely, I cringe every time I see this.”

The same user said the accident will “teach them to slow down in future” stressing any manoeuvre made in traffic “has to proportionate to your surroundings”.

A third wrote: “Hard to tell the biker’s speed but that looks pretty speedy filtering, or I’m just getting old?”

The biker is going far too fast to filter safely, I cringe every time I see this

Road user commenting on the crash

Meanwhile a fourth argued: “Car indicated in advance of lane change, biker going too fast and not paying attention.”

Kent Police attended the crash near the Dartford Crossing and while the motorcyclist reported an injury, they did not require medical attention.

Project manager David explained he did not stop to help following the 6.33pm collision as other drivers had already ran to the assistance of the biker.

Edmund King, AA president, said: “The message here is for all road-users to always be alert.

“Just because you are in slow-moving traffic doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay extra attention.”

A spokesperson for Kent Police said: ” Kent Police was called at around 6.40pm on Thursday June 9 to a collision involving a car and a motorcyclist on the coastbound carriageway of the A2 near Dartford.

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“Officer from the British Transport Police stopped at the scene and spoke to those involved.

“The motorcyclist reported an injury but did not require medical attention.”

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