Cyclist praises local community for saving her life

A cyclist hit by two cars on the notoriously dangerous road between Penzance and St Just has praised the local community for helping to save her life.

A cyclist hit by two cars on the notoriously dangerous road between Penzance and St Just has praised the local community for helping to save her life.

The cyclist was riding home from work when she was hit by a car and then collided with an oncoming vehicle. Her bicyle landed 10ft up in a hedge.

The woman suffered head injuries, bruising and a broken collarbone and does not remember the impact. She does recall being helped by a number of people who, she says, may well have saved her life.

“I know I’m very lucky to be here,” she said. “The main thing I remember is a lot of people coming to my aid. I’m sure without their quick thinking and care and attention I may not have survived.

“I’ll be forever grateful for their kindness.”

She said she is yet to recover the full use of her right hand and is suffering from fatigue and memory difficulties.

She added that she has reservations about some road users and said many need to be more alert and careful.

“Some people just don’t slow down, or overtake when they shouldn’t. It’s about being aware.

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