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Lib Dem Councillor hurt in Cycle Accident

December 5, 2003 12:00 AM

Councillor David Hare is back home from hospital recovering from a serious traffic accident that happened on Tuesday 25th November. David Hare was cycling home from a meeting at Wokingham District Council when he was hit by a car at the Carshalton Way-Cutbush Lane roundabout.

Councillor Hare said, "I was thrown into the air, bounced off the car bonnet and smashed through the windscreen, before being thrown to the road. I knew my leg was badly broken, but it could have been much worse. Many people have said that if I hadn't been wearing my cycle helmet I would not have survived."

Councillor Hare praised the NHS for the excellent job they did repairing the four breaks in his leg. He said, "I have a lot of people to thank: the ambulance service and the people who stopped at the time, including an off-duty traffic policeman and an ASDA employee who went to get my wife."

Although Councillor Hare will not be able to use his leg for some weeks, he attended Development Control Committee on 3rd December to support preserving open space in Lower Earley. He said, "I want to fulfil as many of my Council duties as I possibly can. It's at times like these that the Liberal Democrat team spirit really comes into its own. My colleagues have given me wonderful support."

The Liberal Democrat Group has elected Councillor David Hare as their Group Chairman, following Stephen Conway's election as Deputy Group Leader.