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Twitch streamer has nail-biting run-in with cyclist while driving

by Bill Cooney
Rockstar Games

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Twitch streamer "daniellippens" had a scary run-in with a cyclist while driving down a crowded street in Amsterdam.

Daniellippens is a Dutch "Just Chatting" streamer who was putting on an IRL broadcast from his car with help from a friend.

The streamer had been driving for some time before he turned down a narrow street crowded with bicyclists on the shoulder.

Even though he was moving quickly, the first two riders managed to get to the side, and the third seemed safe, as well - until a crash happened off-screen and the streamer stopped after being flagged down by a pedestrian.

According to Reddit user "ignPIXEAL," who posted the clip, the biker emerged from the scuffle unscathed, and the streamer ended up paying them €150 (roughly $165) for damages to their bicycle.

It wasn’t the first time during the stream that Daniel had a run-in with a pedestrian either - but in this earlier encounter, he at least barely managed to stop.

During this previous clip, the streamer was turning and seemed to be distracted, missing a man crossing the street in front of him until the very last moment.

The Twitch community guidelines actually address the act of streaming while driving. Live streams from within vehicles are indeed allowed - but interacting with Twitch chat while doing so is labeled as ‘self-destructive behavior.’

“Any activity that may endanger your life or lead to your physical harm is prohibited,” the guidelines read. “This includes dangerous or distracted driving,” among a wide array of various activities that could be deemed harmful.

Twitch has been cracking down on streamers who broadcast dangerous distracted driving to the internet in 2019, but it remains to be seen if daniellippens will face any consequences for his stream, since it's hard to tell exactly who's at fault for the crash.