Motorbike's near miss in Invercargill

A video shared on YouTube appears to show an incredible near miss between a motorcyclist and a van in Invercargill.

It shows a motorcyclist coming off his bike as he approaches a t-intersection and sliding across the adjacent street. An oncoming van with a trailer swerves just enough to miss him by centimetres.

He gets up and walks back to his motorbike, apparently unscathed. The person who posted the video online says it was caught at the corner of Hardy and Pomona St around midday Tuesday.

A resident in the street heard the screeching and ran outside. She says she saw the motocyclist in a crumpled heap on the ground.