Student blames Edinburgh roads for horror cycling accident

A cyclist from Edinburgh who faces plastic surgery after a horror crash has blamed the poor state of the city’s roads for the accident. 

The injured student was cycling home from Edinburgh University when she hit a sunken grate and was thrown to the ground head-first.

A cyclist from Edinburgh who faces plastic surgery after a horror crash has blamed the poor state of the city’s roads for the accident. 

The injured student was cycling home from Edinburgh University when she hit a sunken grate and was thrown to the ground head-first.

The 24-year-old who suffered multiple injuries to her head including a suspected fractured cheekbone, said that she laid the blame on the shoddy conditions of the roads in Scotland’s capital city. 

The cyclist told a local paper that whilst riding, she had to constantly dodge and swerve to avoid potholes. 

She has now warned council officials that unless something is done to improve the condition of the roads, lives could be taken.

“The state of the roads are terrible, they’re just left in a state of disrepair,” she said. 

The student explained that she was lucky not be run over and killed after the accident, which left her in the middle of the road.

“I was cycling along and it had been raining during the day so the ground was a bit wet. It was the first bridge you get to on the road when the bike just came away from me and I landed on my face.”

“I think I blacked out. I was really shocked when I came to as my nose was bleeding and I was covered in blood. It was the worst headache I’d ever had. I didn’t know what had happened. Then I was in an ambulance on my way to hospital. I couldn’t move it or do any facial expressions. I could almost feel the fluid. It was days before I could open my eye again.”

Two men driving behind her noticed the accident and stopped to help.

Joanne Mowat, Tory spokeswoman for transport said that the problems with the roads have occurred due to 20 years of under-investment. 

“We have a very poor record of reporting roadworks that are taking too long. It’s not only the case of investing but exploring all the powers open to us making sure utilities are carried out to standard.”

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