Lesley Stacy-Marks, Bath, Somerset, March 2013
Lesley was knocked off her bike by a taxi driver who clipped her rear wheel as he turned left behind her. Lesley suffered 3 broken bones in her pelvis. She was wheelchair bound for 13 weeks and had to have physiotherapy for 2 months.
Lesley was asked by the police whether she wanted the driver to be prosecuted or to attend a driver alertness course. She felt it was inappropriate that she was even being asked the question, given the seriousness of her case.
The driver was charged with careless driving and was fined £170, ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and received 9 penalty points.