Bike crash victim tells of horror injury

A WOMAN from Ipswich today spoke for the first time following a horrific bicycle accident that broke her leg in three places.

A WOMAN from Ipswich today spoke for the first time following a horrific bicycle accident that broke her leg in three places.

Julie Milbourne, 36, of Galway Avenue, was riding her bike on the St Matthews Street roundabout in the town on October 8 when a car collided with her and knocked her from her bike.

She spent ten days in hospital, having plates inserted in her leg to help heal the breaks and has been told she will be on crutches for three months.

She said: “I was on morphine and I had to have a blood transfusion as well. The whole thing has left me quite down.

“I'm a physical person and work out three times a week and ride my bike or walk to work. That has all gone down the pan since this.”

Miss Milbourne, who works at Argos, said despite her ongoing rehabilitation she has got to come to terms with the potential psychological effects of the accident.

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“I don't know how it will make me feel about riding again,” she said. “As time is going on I'm not sure if I will have the confidence now.”

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

They would like to hear from anybody who may have witnessed the accident. Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Rebecca Loven on 01473 613500.

Do you have a message of support for Miss Milbourne? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk