Fenland woman re-lives crash drama as she returns to work

SIX weeks ago a mother of two was helping to raise money for the Fenland Road Safety Campaign (Charlotte’s Way) – but on Friday she was cut from her own vehicle after an accident.

Fiona Davidson was travelling along Benwick Road, Doddington, at 9.30am when she lost control of her Land Rover which rolled into a ditch.

She and 16-year-old son Callum escaped with minor bumps and bruises.

Mrs Davidson, from Benwick, said: “I went to the race night at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel (held in February in aid of the campaign) with friends to have a good night.

“But now I understand what the Fenland Road Safety Campaign (Charlotte’s Way) is all about.

“Although the road I had my accident on is a long, straight stretch I never do much more than 50mph, even if it is a 60mph speed limit. It’s high, open and windy, and in my eyes in bad condition, but I use it two or three times a day.

“This accident proves it can happen to anyone – you don’t have to be a boy racer to have a crash. We were both lucky but people need to be aware it can quite easily happen to them.

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“It’s not just riverside roads that are unsafe – there are plenty around here that I don’t think are safe.”

Mrs Davidson admitted that had she been driving her other vehicle, a Vauxhall Corsa, the story may have had a different outcome.

After being checked out of Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon, she returned to work at the Skylark Garden Centre cafe the next day.

She said: “It shook my son up a bit but the firefighters were amazing at taking my mind off it with their great sense of humour. They were there so quickly and I can’t thank them enough.

“I haven’t sat at home thinking about what could have been, accidents happen. You’ve just got to jump back in the saddle and get on with life.”

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