23 March 2010
Cyclist may seek compensation over accident that left her unconscious
A cyclist who was involved in an accident that left her unconscious may seek compensation over her suffering.
In June 2008, a 50-year-old woman - who has not been named - was on her bike in Forest Row, which is a village located near to the Forest of Ashdown, when she was struck by a motorist, thisiseastgrinstead.co.uk reports.
As a result of the impact, she sustained a fractured spine and a broken collar bone.
In addition, she lost consciousness and still has no recollection of what happened to her.
During a recent trial, the woman whose car was involved in the accident was found to have lied.
Lesley Hanan told police she had stumbled upon the injured cyclist and said the culprit had committed a hit and run.
However, police officers found glass from her wing mirror and damage on her car which indicated that she was involved in the incident.
Recently, she was found guilty of the offence and received a six-month suspended prison sentence, as well as being ordered to pay costs.
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