A motorcyclist involved in a collision with a car at an accident blackspot has thanked those who came to her aid.
Louise Galloway, aged 37, who suffered a serious knee injury following the collision on Knutsford Road at Grappenhall, yesterday, Thursday, survived less serious injuries thanks to her safety gear.
Louise, formally from Lymm but now living in Howley posted on social media:
“I wanted to thank everyone who helped in any way when I was hit by a car on my motorbike yesterday on my way to work on Knutsford Road.
I can’t remember everyone’s names, but a huge thank you to Mark the doctor, to Isla, Anna, whoever brought out the blankets, the lovely fireman, the police and the wonderful paramedics Clara and John, and of course my partner Luke. You all made a huge difference and made me laugh through it. I can’t believe this has happened just as I started my dog walking business with my partner – and in my deliriousness, I gave out business cards while I was on the ground too! 😆🤦♀️
My right knee is pretty much shattered and I have a long road of reconstruction and recovery ahead of me starting with my first op today.
…I want the driver to know I forgive them for what happened and *sincerely* hope they are ok, because at the end of the day he never meant for that to happen and I’m sure he will be devastated too. We’re all only human after all. 💜
BUT ABOVE ALL ELSE, I would like to remind everyone to **take so much more care** on the roads. Look BOTH WAYS before pulling out – I know it can be a real pain getting out of those side roads on Knutsford Road, and any road onto a busy main road (especially in rush hour).
Take care out there x”
The collision has put her new dog walking business “Whizzy Walkies” on hold until she can get back on her feet.
She only started the business in February and was about to do a leaflet delivery after Easter.
Louise, who is recovering in hospital added: “I’ve no idea how long it will be because my knee is a mess and will require reconstruction. But as soon as I am back on my feet I will be back at it – it has always been my dream to have my own dog walking business.
“In the meantime, I want to highlight the dangers and for people to take so much care when pulling out from a junction. I don’t think the guy would have even seen a car!”
Meanwhile, Cheshire Police have launched an appeal for information with a force spokesperson stating: “At around 8am on Thursday, April 14, a report was received of a collision on Knutsford Road involving a white Fiat Panda and a black Suzuki motorbike.
“The rider of the motorbike, a woman in her 30s, was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact the constabulary on 101, quoting incident number IML1245190, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.