This is the moment a woman is sent flying off her bicycle as she heads to her first day of work since an unusually lengthy Chinese New Year break caused by the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.
The woman named only as Ms Lin, from the city of Zhuhai in South China’s Guangdong Province, was reportedly forced to cycle to work due to the reduced number of operating buses amid emergency COVID-19 measures.
Traffic camera footage dated 10th February shows Ms Lin cycling on a zebra crossing on Zhufeng Avenue when her bicycle is suddenly struck from the right side by a black Honda saloon.
The motorist Mr Chen, 56, fails to notice her and sends her bicycle flying as Ms Lin is temporarily launched into the air and dropped back on the road.
Zhuhai traffic police said Ms Lin suffered fractures in her right arm and leg, and was taken to a local hospital instead of her workplace.
It would have been Ms Lin’s first day back at work since Chinese New Year, which was extended for an additional 11 days due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The authorities said Mr Chen would be held fully liable for causing the crash.
Ms Lin, who was not in any life-threatening condition, remains hospitalised but is expected to be discharged in the coming days.
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