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Woman Suffered Serious Injuries After She Was Knocked Down By Cyclist

Expert Serious Injury Lawyers Investigating The Accident Appeal For Witnesses


A woman who suffered serious injuries after being knocked down by a cyclist is appealing to any witnesses who saw the accident to come forward to help with an investigation into what happened to help her access specialist rehabilitation treatment.

Sandy Ritter from Leicestershire had just left work on 13th February 2014 at approximately 5:45pm and was walking outside the Sports Hall at the Loughborough University on Towers Way when a student cyclist struck her and she fell to the ground.

Sandy was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham by paramedics and was diagnosed with a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain.

After five nights in hospital, she was discharged home. She has been left with almost no sense of smell or taste, balance problems and some loss of hearing. The psychological impact of the accident has had a huge impact on her. 

Sandy has instructed serious injury experts at law firm Irwin Mitchell to investigate and help her gain access to specialist rehabilitation treatments, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, to help with her recovery.

Sandy’s legal team is appealing to anybody who witnessed the incident to come forward as their evidence may prove vital in securing justice for her.

Sandy continues to suffer with psychological issues as a result of the accident. After receiving advice from Irwin Mitchell, she is now receiving cognitive behavioural therapy to assist her. Sandy is undergoing further investigations relating to the head injury she sustained.

Expert Opinion
“The collision has had a significant impact on Sandy’s life as not only has she suffered severe multiple injuries, but she has also struggled to come to terms with the trauma of what happened.

“Witnesses to the collision could help us secure a settlement for Sandy to access private and flexible rehabilitation services which would make a huge difference. We urge anyone who thinks they have information to get in touch so we can look to secure justice that will help her begin rebuilding her life.

“This case must act as a reminder to cyclists and other road users about the importance of driving responsibly on the roads and to take extra care, especially around footpaths, junctions and crossings. Over the years we have worked with many people whose lives have been devastated by injuries caused in accidents on the roads and we want to make sure that road safety for both pedestrians and drivers remains a priority.”
Louise Jenkins, Partner

Sandy said: “I have struggled to come to terms with the accident and my injuries as I know I have a way to go before my life can get back to normal.

“I hope that anyone who saw what happened to me will come forward as any information could prove to be vital in helping my battle for justice.”

Anyone who has any information about Sandy’s accident on Thursday 13th February 2014 at Towers Way on the Loughborough University Campus at 5:45pm is urged to contact Louise Jenkins at Irwin Mitchell on 0114 2744221 or email louise.jenkins@irwinmitchell.com.  

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