Contact us: Got a photo? Text 'SLPICS' to 80360. Got a story? Call the newsdesk: 020 8744 4244
Injured driver blames new Tolworth Greenway for crash
Joann White, 40, suffered severe whiplash after the crash last Tuesday, which saw her car written off.
She told the Comet: “I had picked a friend up and we were just going out for a while. We were going to have coffee.
“Two girls just walked straight out from behind the van. They’re really lucky.
“They walked out, I braked, and the person behind me hit me.”
She added: “The lady who works in the charity shop next to the garage came out and helped me.
“I was going to pass out. I can’t remember anything for about half an hour.
“She came out and put a pillow under my head.
“I would like to say a big thank-you to her, because she really did help me that day.”
The pillow and blanket lent to Mrs White as she lay on the pavement.
Mrs White, who lives in Banstead and uses the Broadway regularly, criticised the Greenway revamp, saying the changes have made the road dangerous.
She said: “Everyone just walks out in front of you down there now. No one knows where to cross the road.
“I don’t know whether they think that the green lines are a zebra crossing.
“It has got so bad down there since they put that stuff in.
“There’s going to be so many accidents. It is just so dangerous.”
She added: “I had to drive back down there this week after the accident and I didn’t really want to.
“I was really scared.
“I’m on red alert when I’m going down there now.”
The 'zebra-crossing-like' green central reservation.
The back of Mrs White’s Motability car, a black Citroen hatchback, was mangled in the crash with a red Range Rover.
Her daughter, who is disabled, normally rides in the back seat.
Mrs White said: “The thought of her being in the back with that car hitting, I think she definitely would have been killed, because she’s really fragile.
“It’s really scared me.
“She wasn’t in there, thank God.”
Comments are closed on this article.