There seems to be a tragic story in the news about cyclists on a daily basis, and now the friends of a 45-year-old male cyclist who was left in intensive car after being struck by a van and thrown against a brick wall are hoping for his speedy recovery.
Tony Guest was on his way from to Rhyl from Bodelwyddan just after 10.50am on Sunday (3 November) when he was involved in an accident which took place near the junction of Chester Avenue.
After being hit by a van on a mini roundabout in St Asaph Avenue, Kinmel Bay, Mr Guest was thrown 30ft into a residential wall.
Mr Guest suffered a broken leg and ribs as well as damage to his spine and vertebrae.
Friends rallying round for support
Friends of Mr Guest, Carmen Kemperman and Theresa Wilson, are keeping watch at his bedside at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd’s intensive care unit and hoping for his speedy recovery.
Ms Kemperman said: “Tony was put on a morphine pump to help him deal with his pain.
“He is struggling as he is on his back and can’t move, and there’s still lots of wires, drips and tubes attached to him.
“There was talk of transferring him to a trauma unit in Stoke, but specialists have said his injuries – although severe – will not worsen hopefully, and so doctors at Glan Clwyd will be able to cope with his needs.”
The pair have set up a Facebook group where they have been posting daily updates for well-wishers, who have been leaving messages of support.
Ms Kemperman added: “It will be a long time before Tony will be allowed out of bed.
“But it’s lovely to see the nice messages and good wishes on the Facebook page, which are helping to keep his spirits up.”
The police are urging anyone with information to call them on 101.
If you have been involved in a car, bike, cycle or scooter accident that was not your fault, we can pursue a personal injury claim on your behalf.