Watch: Busy On Phone, Cyclist Rides Straight Into Parked Van
Texting while you are driving is a bad idea. A cyclist learnt this the hard way when he chose to focus on his phone instead of looking at the road. And as luck would have it, what happened next was captured on camera for the world to see. In a video shared by former American basketball player Rex Chapman, the cyclist, engrossed in messaging, was filmed crashing straight into a minivan that was parked on the side of the road. The impact of the hit caused the cycle to fall to the ground, while the man was thrown back and could be seen rubbing his sore face.
Rex captioned the clip with the fair warning, "Don't text and bike..."
Don't text and bike... pic.twitter.com/ejg8DrySSS
The footage, which had Twitter users in splits, has racked up over 9.7 lakh views so far.
Twitter reacted to it by sharing more clips of accidental run-ins caused by texting while travelling. Take a look.