A woman from Cornwall was severely injured whilst riding her bicycle in Cornwall. She was cycling along a main road approaching a large roundabout. Once safe she merged and started cycling around the roundabout using the outer lane on the left hand side.
A vehicle approaching from the next entrance to the roundabout did not stop at the give-way lines and drove straight onto the roundabout without looking. This resulted in the vehicle hitting the front wheel of her bike throwing her to the ground. The woman landed very heavily on her hands causing serious injuries.
The woman was taken to the A&E department in the nearby hospital where she was diagnosed and treated for muscle damage to her left leg. She also sustained an arm injury, shoulder injury, and was said to be suffering with headaches and blurred vision.
The woman contacted Accident Advice Helpline to enquire about making a claim for compensation as the accident was not her fault. The experienced, knowledgeable and friendly adviser at Accident Advice Helpline was able to help with her compensation claim. She received £7,000 for her injuries and for her suffering as a result of the accident.
Date Published: December 22, 2009
Author: David Brown