Car Accident Hits Five British Cyclists
A car collision involving five British women cyclists happened Friday morning between the towns of Brakel and Oudenaarde. The British Cycling Federation announced the sad news on Saturday through its website.
The injured women are Hannah Mayho, Katie Colclough, Lucy Martin, Emma Trott and Sarah Reynolds. The cyclists were in training in Belgium for the 2012 Olympics, where the unfortunate incident occurred.
The British Cycling Federation said Mayho broke both her legs, her right arm and wrist. Presently undergoing surgery, she is the most badly hurt as she came into direct contact with the vehicle. “The car just came from the left side straight across and hit the rider on the front on the left-hand side and she took all the impact on her leg,” said Olympic Academy Programme coach Simon Cope who accompanied the cyclists to Belgium.
Lucy Martin, suffering from a cracked vertebra, was advised to rest for a few weeks. Whereas, staying overnight in the hospital is Katie Colclough who suffered concussions. Emma Trott had a black eye and is suffering from a broken collarbone while Sarah Reynolds split her chin and hurt her hand.