Cyclist looking at his mobile phone smashes into a parked van

Don’t text and ride! Cyclist smashes into the back of a parked van while glued to his phone screen

  • A Dutch cyclist was looking at his mobile phone when he hit a stationary van 
  • The man was looking down at the screen rather than at the road ahead
  • The rider smashed his face into the rear door of the van but appeared unharmed 
  • This is the moment an idiot cyclist smashed into a stationary van because he was looking at his mobile phone while riding down the road. 

    The cyclist, who was believed to be in Holland, was so absorbed by whatever was on his phone screen that he did not spot the big white vehicle ahead. 

    CCTV footage, filmed on April 3, shows him smashing his face into van’s rear doors as he rides into it and is thrown over his handlebars. 

    Despite the impact, he manages to keep hold of his phone and does not drop the handset on the ground.  

    Posted by Mathavan Arulveeramani on Saturday, April 10, 2021

    The Dutch cyclist smashed face-first into the rear doors of the van after the crash impact sent him over his handlebars

    The Dutch cyclist smashed face-first into the rear doors of the van after the crash impact sent him over his handlebars 

    The cyclist was riding along the street in Holland while looking at this mobile phone

    The cyclist was riding along the street in Holland while looking at this mobile phone 

    The man hits the van with such force that it rocks forward and back on its suspension.  

    He also appears to land painfully on the handlebars as he hits the vehicle with such force that his rear wheel is forced up into the air.   

    After the collision, he can be seen waddling painfully as he checks to see who has spotted his embarrassing crash. 

    Unfortunately for his pride he crashes in full view of a group of people standing on the pavement nearby.

    The footage has gone viral with more than nine million shares on Facebook alone.

    Most viewers have little sympathy for the cyclist, with some branding him a ‘smartphone zombie’ and ‘a nugget’. 

    More uncharitable members of the online community suggesting he got what he deserved. 

    Another claimed: ‘He might be the first person to move van with his nose.’