A CYCLIST who suffered awful injuries when she was hit by a car has vowed to continue her fight for a 20mph speed limit in Oswestry.
More than a year after the accident which effectively put Sarah-Charlotte Peace’s life on hold, she is still undergoing intensive physiotherapy and bearing the psychological scars she was left with.
Mrs Peace undergoes about six physiotherapy and hydrotherapy sessions each week and has been unable to work since the accident in August, last year.
She and her husband Colin Baker were about to move house and Sarah-Charlotte was due to start a new role at The Marches School.
“I had always been very physically active and exercise was a big part of my life,” she said.
“It gave me confidence and boosted my mood if ever I was down.
“I don’t have that anymore and I’ve no idea how long my treatment will take because my injuries are so unique.”
Mrs Peace’s legs were badly crushed in the accident, which happened on the roundabout at the junction of Black Gate Street and Salop Road in Oswestry, and she may have to undergo further surgery.
She still has to wear a splint when sitting down for longer than 15 minutes or overnight.
But her campaign has drummed up huge support and a petition, calling for a blanket 20mph speed limit throughout the town, attracted more than 1,000 signatures.
However it recently came up against a stumbling block as Oswestry Town Council referred the proposal to a Shropshire Council-commissioned focus group despite backing a 20mph zone being set up in the town centre earlier this year.
Mrs Peace, who thanked her husband, staff at Gobowen Orthopaedic Hospital and everyone who had supported the campaign, added: “It’s a very frustrating situation because everything’s so slow.
“But it’s providing an opportunity for fine-tuning and a chance to gain more community support.
“This campaign is so important to reduce the number of injuries and deaths on our roads and I won’t give up.”
For more information on the 20mph for Oswestry campaign visit www.peacecycling.blogspot.co.uk