Appeal For Witnesses To Come Forward And Help With Battle For Justice
A cyclist from Cambridge who suffered serious leg injuries when she was involved in a road traffic collision in May this year has joined with specialist lawyers to call on anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward and help her gain justice.
Heather Lewis, 73, needed emergency treatment to save her lower left leg at Addenbrooke’s Hospital following the incident on May 26th, which happened when she was struck by the back-end of a crane transporter operated by Ainscough Crane Hire as it made a left turn at the junction of Brooklands Avenue and Hills Road.
Following the incident, Heather instructed specialist serious injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell’s Cambridge office to help her gain justice and access to vital financial support to aid her rehabilitation and recovery.
Now, as part of their work, the legal experts would be keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident and could provide further information on what happened.
Asiya Yousaf, the lawyer at Irwin Mitchell who is representing Heather, said: “This was a terrible incident which has had a major impact on our client and left her with very serious injuries from which she may never fully recover.
“We are determined to help gain justice and access to vital financial support to assist her recovery and any information which witnesses could provide regarding the collision could prove vital to our efforts.
“Cyclists are often hugely vulnerable and this case is yet another which highlights how all road users need to ensure that safety is their fundamental priority.”
Heather was riding her bicycle along Brooklands Avenue when the crane transporter came out of a side road and stopped at the traffic lights at the junction with Hills Road.
She recalled: “I was very careful to keep my distance from the vehicle, but as it turned onto Hills Road the back-end kicked out and there was no way I could get out of the way.
“I felt lucky to be alive, but my ankle was in a really bad way. I spent a total of five weeks in hospital and have had four reconstruction procedures, but I am still likely to need more support in the next year or so.
“The past few months have been incredibly difficult and I am hopeful that witnesses will be able to assist with our case and ensure I can get funds to support my rehabilitation. Any help would be hugely appreciated.”
Anyone with information regarding the incident on May 26th at the junction of Brooklands Avenue and Hills Road is asked to contact Asiya Yousaf on 01223 791 838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.