Volunteer knocked off bike
A CHARITY event volunteer is today recovering after being knocked off her bike while on a marked cycle path.Judith Gunion, was on her way to Chantry Park to work as a volunteer at the Race For Life event when the accident happened.
A CHARITY event volunteer is today recovering after being knocked off her bike while on a marked cycle path.
Judith Gunion, was on her way to Chantry Park to work as a volunteer at the Race For Life event when the accident happened.
Although she was riding on a designated cycle path along London Road, a car came out of the Sainsbury's Petrol Station and knocked her off her bike.
Today, Judith, of Norwich Road, Ipswich, remains battered, bruised and in shock over the whole ordeal.
She said: "There is a hedge that runs along the entrance and exit to the petrol station and so I was unaware that a driver was coming out of the station.
"He was checking the traffic to the right to see when there was a space for him to go and didn't see me. There was no time to stop.
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"I was knocked right into the road and that was the scariest bit because I thought I was going to be run over by another car.
"The whole experience has really shaken me up because I thought the second driver was going to hit me. He was so close I could see the tread on his tyres."
Judith managed to jerk her way out of the path of the on-coming car but suffered neck, arm and shoulder injuries.
An ambulance was called to take her to hospital and the police visited her while she was there.
She added: "There is no doubt in my mind that hedge should be taken down so the line of vision is enhanced."
Jerry Mears, Sainsbury's store manager, said: "We take such concerns very seriously and we would urge the woman involved to get in touch with myself to resolve the situation."