John’s Story

The driver of the car stopped with other traffic at the top of Anglesea Road, waited while I crossed in front of the stationary traffic, then accelerated off and drove into me, claiming that he never saw me.

I was flung high into the air and crashed down on the road suffering multiple injuries, the worst of which was a fractured scaphoid bone in my left wrist. This particular injury is very slow to heal and sometimes fails to heal, so it was a very worrying time…

The incident had numerous consequences… In short I lost ten months of a normal life due to an act of stupid carelessness by a driver not paying attention.

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