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.


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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."

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