Cycling accident victim calls for fellow riders to slow down

A female cyclist who was injured when she collided with another cyclist on the Bristol to Bath railway path said that riders should slow down to avoid potentially life-threatening injuries. 

The 28-year-old was involved in a collision with another female cyclist on the Clay Bottom bend of the path. 

“I was involved in a head-on collision with another cyclist who was wearing full racing gear and standing up on her pedals. She was hurtling towards me on the wrong side of a blind bend despite there being signs clearly warning cyclists to slow down and keep left. I had no time to avoid her.”

A female cyclist who was injured when she collided with another cyclist on the Bristol to Bath railway path said that riders should slow down to avoid potentially life-threatening injuries. 

The 28-year-old was involved in a collision with another female cyclist on the Clay Bottom bend of the path. 

“I was involved in a head-on collision with another cyclist who was wearing full racing gear and standing up on her pedals. She was hurtling towards me on the wrong side of a blind bend despite there being signs clearly warning cyclists to slow down and keep left. I had no time to avoid her.”

“Despite my protests that she was travelling too fast and on the wrong side of the path, the woman simply said, ‘these things happen’.”

She told local papers that she hopes ‘reckless’ riders will stick to the rules in order to avoid dangerous collisions in the future. 

The cyclist said that after the accident she realised her trousers were badly torn she had sustained a six-inch laceration to her thigh

“I began to shake, and burst into tears,” she said. 

“I had to phone my husband to come and pick me up as I was too shaken up to cycle home.”

By the next day extensive bruising had appeared on the cyclist’s leg.

“I consider myself a pretty strong person. But when I got back on my bike to cycle to work on Monday, I was jumpy and anxious when anything came into my vision,” she added. 

The rider also pleaded with local cyclists to slow down and pay attention to warning signs on the cycle paths. 

“Please, fellow cyclists, use some common sense and respect the cycle path etiquette to prevent a repeat of what happened to me.”

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