Hit-and-run victim from Bodicote ‘could forgive’ BMW driver if they had stopped

Moira Goodway spent four days in hospital with bleeding on the brain
Moira Goodway spent four days in hospital with bleeding on the brain

A former biology teacher had to spend four days in hospital with bleeding on her brain after she was hit by a car which sped away from the scene.

Experienced cyclist Moira Goodway, 66, was warming up for the Coventry CC Time Trial on Saturday when she was hit by a black BMW Coupe on a roundabout near Rugby.

If he had stopped and said sorry I could have forgiven him”

Moira Goodway

The retired teacher, who lives in Bodicote and races for Banbury Star, was rushed to hospital with multiple injuries.

She suffered cuts, burns and bruises to most of her body and a scan on her brain found slight bleeding.

Moira said: “I want the driver to please come forward and apologise for the fact that he hit me and drove off.

“If he had stopped and said sorry I could have forgiven him.”

Moira, who used to work at Banbury School and Chenderit School in Middleton Cheney, told the Banbury Guardian: “I don’t remember much but I was going around a roundabout and became aware of a car to my right.

“The next thing I knew, I woke up in the middle of the road with paramedics and police above me.”

Moira, who lives with her partner Robert Forwen and has two sons, Julian and Gavin, thinks she had a lucky escape.

And once her injuries have healed, she is looking forward to getting on her bike again.

But said she will take it slow because roundabouts ‘may make me nervous’.

The accident happened on the A4071 roundabout in Cawston just after 3.30pm on Saturday.

Moira spent three nights at University Hospital in Coventry but returned home yesterday (Tuesday) evening.