- Five of the rider’s teeth seemed to be scattered on the pavement after the crash
- The cyclist traveled at speed past parked cars before the gate came into view
- The footage was filmed on CCTV at a local resident’s home in Coventry last week
This is the shocking moment a cyclist focused on his mobile phone crashes into a gate and apparently loses his teeth.
The cyclist is seen traveling at speed while looking down at the mobile, and the next moment is seen hitting a metal gate with considerable force.
Later footage seems to show at least five teeth scattered across the pavement in Coventry as well as spots of blood.
The cyclist’s unfortunate accident was captured on CCTV at Daz Rollins’ home in the early hours of last Wednesday.
The 38-year-old filmed the incident on his home security footage and posted it online with the caption: ‘Footage of that bloke crashing into that gate last night. Not good.
‘Dentist for you my son.’
The clip starts with the camera facing along the street to the right of his home. The mystery man comes along in the middle of the road past parked cars on either side.
Daz provides a commentary, saying: ‘Look, my man on his f******phone’.
As it moves to a different camera angle, a gate comes into view.
The forklift driver continues: ‘Right, so yeah he’s coming down the street on his phone. Loving his life, texting his girlfriend. Know what I mean?’
The cyclist then moves into the shot and still distracted by his device he flies straight into the barrier with a thud. His mouth can be seen painfully clattering into the top pole, while his phone goes flying forward.
Daz later went outside and appeared to find that the unfortunate man had left behind several teeth.
Specks of blood can apparently be seen as he says: ‘And there’s two teeth’ before joking: ‘I knew it man, toothless.
‘He picked up his phone but forgot his teeth.’
Hayley Rogers said: ‘Poor kid, toothless.’
Thomas O’Brien said: ‘Dangers of texting while riding.’
Daz himself was keen to point out that there should be a serious lesson learned.
Speaking today, he said: ‘I think no matter what you’re driving or riding you shouldn’t go on your phone. It only takes a split second for something to happen and if you’re busy looking at your phone then obviously bad things can happen.
‘As you can see from the footage if he wasn’t looking at his phone he would have saw there was a big metal gate. Looking at his phone has just cost him about six teeth. Let that be a lesson to people.’