Caught on camera: Rogue drone trips up cyclist during California race

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Cyclist Kaito Clarke was participating in a two-day bike race on Saturday when his mounted camera captured an unfortunate collision between an out-of-control drone and a cyclist.

The racers were on Day 1 of the Golden State Race Series in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

Clarke said the drone first hit a nearby tree, causing it ricochet into the cyclist. The video footage shows the device swooping down and getting caught up in the cyclist’s front wheel.

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The racer flew over his handlebars and suffered a gravel rash.

The drone pilot owned up to his error and offered to buy a new bicycle for the injured racer, according to Storyful.

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According to the Federal Aviation Administration, drones cannot fly over people who are not directly participating in its operation, unless the person is under a covered structure or stationary covered vehicle.

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