Shocking footage has emerged on social media of what appears to be a driver deliberately ramming a cyclist off his bike.
The footage was first spotted by the Irish Mirror who shared news of the incident in Dundalk this weekend, with the Irish authorities since confirming that they are investigating and the cyclist was taken to hospital for treatment for "non-life threatening injuries".
In the short clip, which also appears to be recorded by the driver of the vehicle, a voice can be heard saying: "How heartless I am, see him on the bike, look."
The motorist then drives into the back of the cyclist, a loud thud can be heard, before laughing as the voice says: "LOL. LOL"
*Reader discretion is advised, the footage is shocking and distressing*
— Curious Charlie VLC (@Curious_Eire) November 28, 2022
An Garda Síochána subsequently released a statement confirming that they are investigating a road traffic collision involving the driver of a car and a cyclist that happened on Castletown Road in Dundalk, County Louth, at around 3pm on Sunday 27 November.
"The cyclist was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda for treatment of non-life threatening injuries," the statement explained. "Enquiries are ongoing."
Dan joined road.cc in 2020, and spent most of his first year (hopefully) keeping you entertained on the live blog. At the start of 2022 he took on the role of news editor. Before joining road.cc, Dan wrote about various sports, including football and boxing for the Daily Express, and covered the weird and wonderful world of non-league football for The Non-League Paper. Part of the generation inspired by the 2012 Olympics, Dan has been 'enjoying' life on two wheels ever since and spends his weekends making bonk-induced trips to the petrol stations of the south of England.