Video shows man almost thrown from back of truck amid quad bike theft

The footage shows the truck swerving onto a cycle lane before the quad is pushed off onto the pavement and stolen.

A video appears to show a man nearly being thrown off the back of a truck while trying stealing a quad bike in Glasgow.

In the clip, shared on social media, a person can be seen revving the engine of the quad fixed on the back of a moving 911 Recovery vehicle.

The incident happened on Garscube Road in Maryhill on Thursday last week.

As the man attempts to remove the quad from the truck, the driver appears to swerve onto a cycle lane on the left side of the road, going over a kerb to do so.

Maryhill Road
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After that, two cycle-lane users, one on a motocross-style bike and one on a bicycle, are seen just behind the truck travelling behind.

The man in the video manages to push the quad bike off the back of the truck, causing it to flip and crash onto the pavement, before jumping off the vehicle himself.

The truck can then be seen driving up the street before turning left onto Possil Road and out of view.

The man then walks towards the quad bike, before righting it, mounting it and driving away.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 5.20pm on Thursday, 11 May, a quad bike was stolen from the back of a recovery truck on Possil Road at Garscube Road, Glasgow.

“Police enquiries are ongoing into this incident.

“Anyone with information that may assist police enquiries should contact 101 quoting incident number 2769 of 11 May. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.”

911 Recovery is a vehicle recovery company which collects broken down vehicles and also works under contract for Police Scotland.

STV News contacted the company which confirmed the truck was owned by them but did not provide any further comment.

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