The household of a cyclist who suffered a life-changing brain injury when her bike collided with an SUV have backed plans to enhance security on the major London road.
Ali Collier, 38, of Streatham, was left preventing for her life after the incident which came about on the junction of Streatham High Road and Telford Avenue at 9pm on June 25 final 12 months.
She was taken to King’s College Hospital the place she spent nearly 4 months receiving life-saving remedy, earlier than being transferred to a brain injury rehabilitation centre.
Now 10 months on from the horrific crash, Ali stays in a specialist rehabilitation centre to proceed her restoration from her brain injury.
Before the collision, Ali was an lively and impartial individual who liked working, biking and understanding. However, her brain injury left her unable to stroll for months, whereas she misplaced her speech and her reminiscence.
Her household have spoken out for the primary time because the tragedy, and are asking any witnesses to the incident to return ahead. They are notably eager to hint the motive force of a silver Toyota Prius, from which a passenger acquired out to assist Ali in the aftermath of the crash.
Ali’s father Clive Collier mentioned: “The complete incident occurred in just some moments however has dramatically modified Ali’s life, most likely eternally.
“Beforehand she was actually match and wholesome and was actually impartial. She liked going out along with her mates and was actually sociable.
“But now that has all modified. It’s horrible to see how Ali has gone from main such a busy and impartial life to being reliant on others.
(Image: Irwin Mitchell)
“We can’t thank folks sufficient for all the pieces they‘ve finished to assist and help Ali following the collision however typically it’s exhausting to not get upset about how her life has modified.
“Getting her back dwelling to her household could be a major enhance however we all know Ali goes to want ongoing assist and help to have the ability to accomplish that.
“All our household could be so grateful if anybody had any details about the collision which is able to permit Ali to obtain that assist. We know Ali could be immensely grateful as effectively.”
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Earlier this 12 months, Transport for London introduced it was going forward with plans to create everlasting segregated cycle lanes, new pedestrian crossings and scale back speeds limits on the A23 between Sternhold Avenue and Holmewood Road.
Access to facet roads may also be modified in a bid to fight folks utilizing them as rat runs.
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Welcoming the enhancements to the major route, Ali’s dad added: “While it’s too late for Ali these changes are important.
“Anything that permits cyclists, pedestrians and drivers to be safer on the roads has acquired to be welcome.”
Anyone with details about the collision ought to contact Angela Batchelor at Irwin Mitchell, Ali’s authorized workforce, on 0207 421 3915 or e mail [email protected]