Watch: Sliding doors! Cyclist saved from devastating wipeout by moment of sheer luck

A cyclist has avoided possible death at the hands of a speeding vehicle in Poland thanks to a moment of sheer good fortune and a taxi's timely intervention.

CCTV cameras captured the dramatic moment on July 22 when the cyclist blissfully crossed the busy intersection unaware of what danger they are about to encounter.

A speeding Lexus driver had run a red light and was on a deadly crash course with the cyclist.

But a split second before they would have smashed into each other, a taxi collides with the Lexus, jetting it off course and straight into a fire hydrant and telegraph post, stopping the vehicle in its process.

And the cyclist biked on, unscathed.