Police investigating cyclist's terrifying near miss with car on Sheffield roundabout

The Hyundai captured on Luke's camera.
The Hyundai captured on Luke's camera.
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Police have confirmed they are investigating a terrifying near miss between a cyclist and a driver on a Sheffield roundabout which was captured on camera.

Biker Luke Smith filmed the frightening footage on a helmet cam as he made his daily commute - and was left shocked and shaken when the black Hyundai raced by just inches in front of him.

Now a spokesman for Derbyshire Police has confirmed that they have received the footage and have launched an inquiry.

A short statement said: "I can confirm that we have reviewed the footage and it has been sent to our roads policing department for investigation."

Yesterday, we revealed how Luke had called for action following the incident at the Bowshaw Roundabout near Dronfield.

He said: "I would say the car was no more than 5cm from my front wheel. The driver didn't slow down or stop, just continued.

"Fortunately I wasn't injured, just shaken and now a bit anxious on the road - particularly there."

The footage was recorded on June 7 at 7.57am - despite the date stamp on the video listing it as an hour earlier at 6.57am.

In the clip, Luke can be seen negotiating the roundabout with other vehicles passing him. As he approaches a road joining the roundabout from the left, a previously unseen Hyundai IX35 whizzes by directly in front of him, just inches from the camera.

He said: "They must have seen me as they had to leave their lane and move into the inside lane slightly to pass me."

"If it had hit me it would have killed me," he added.