THIS is the moment a motorcyclist unexpectedly found himself lying in the back of a truck on a busy street in Birmingham after a side-on collision.
Dash-cam footage from a vehicle following behind shows a highway maintenance vehicle making a right turn after a dumper truck stopped to give way this morning.
But the driver was unable to see the motorcyclist, who he said was travelling at ‘well over’ 40mph.
In the footage, the motorbike rider drives into the truck — which is sent shuddering after the collision — and lands inside the vehicle.
The riderless bike falls to the ground while parts are sent spinning all over the road.
The truck driver explained: ‘I thought, “Oh no, he’s gone over into the back of the van”. He did a full somersault. I looked into the mirror and I could see him flat-out.
‘He was in shock and was bleeding from his ear. He was taken away in an ambulance.’