A grandmother suffered broken bones and a bloody face after she was
hit by a cyclist riding on the pavement.
Amanda Sewell, 64, suffered shattered bones in her hand and a black
eye when a teenager on a mountain bike ploughed into her.
The incident happened on Monday at about 3.30pm in Marine Parade,
Mrs Sewell, a grandmother of one, said: "I was crossing the pavement,
almost at the railings overlooking the beach, when he hit me.
"I was knocked to the ground and had blood pouring from my mouth.
"It was dazzling sunlight and I can only think he didn't see me. He
was about 19 years old.
"He stopped but then told me it was my fault and I shouldn t have been
there. I was so angry.
"I told him I had every right to be there because it was a pavement
for pedestrians and told him he must be much more careful in future
because he could hit a child, but he just cycled off."
Mrs Sewell, from Kemp Town, went to the Royal Sussex County Hospital
in Brighton and was treated for her injuries.
Cyclists have been known to ride on the pavement and this occasionally
brings them into conflict with pedestrians. This conflict has been
known to cause injury and even, in very rare cases, death. (Guy