A video has emerged showing the heartstopping moment when a man comes off his motorbike and slides across an Invercargill road as a van rockets past.

The near-miss, which was caught on camera and uploaded to YouTube, took place at the intersection of Hardy and Pomona Sts on Tuesday.

The video shows the rider coming off his bike as he enters the intersection and sliding across the road in front of the van, which misses him by a a split second.

The rider then picks himself up, seemingly unscathed.


Senior Sergeant Darryl Lennane said "it doesn't appear there were any injuries".

He confirmed the motorcyclist was not spoken to at the scene.