Cycling accident victim talks out about smash for first time

A cyclist from York who was seriously injured in a controversial bus lane accident has spoken out about her amazing recovery for the first time. 

The woman suffered three brain bleeds after an accident with a bus on the line in Fulford Road and needed two life-saving operations. 

She was then induced into a coma for two weeks before making an astonishing recovery and returning to work as a civil servant at Imphal Barracks.

However the cycling accident victim said the injuries she suffered have left her with a short temper, a short concentration span and poor short-term memory. 

A cyclist from York who was seriously injured in a controversial bus lane accident has spoken out about her amazing recovery for the first time. 

The woman suffered three brain bleeds after an accident with a bus on the line in Fulford Road and needed two life-saving operations. 

She was then induced into a coma for two weeks before making an astonishing recovery and returning to work as a civil servant at Imphal Barracks.

However the cycling accident victim said the injuries she suffered have left her with a short temper, a short concentration span and poor short-term memory.

In recent months she has also had to take time off work without sick pay, causing her financial problems due to chronic head pains. 

The rider said that a cycling helmet could have prevented her injuries and revealed that she wasn’t wearing one at the time of the accident. 

“I had got really lazy about wearing it,” she said. 

“I would urge others to wear their helmets,” she added.

She praised the work of medics who helped her immediately after the accident and in rehabilitation. 

Since the accident changes to the road layout have been changed to improve safety for cyclists. 

“York was named the safest city to cycle in according to the national cycling charity CTC and we have achieved this status through a comprehensive approach including priority traffic lights for cyclists, advanced stop lanes, a city-wide network of off-road cycle paths and on-road cycle lanes, ” a spokesperson from York City Council said. 

The accident victim is now campaigning to get more cyclists to wear helmets.

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