A CYCLIST who fell off her bike could have ‘life-changing injuries’ after badly hurting her back. 

The 50-year-old woman was cycling up Sulham Hill in Tilehurst when she came off her bicycle on Wednesday, April 21. 

She was cycling behind her husband, who turned back when he could not see his partner. 

He found her having come off her bike with a driver who had stopped to help her.

After being taken to hospital, it was revealed she had sustained fractures to vertebrae in her back, which police say could be ‘life-changing’.

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Police are now appealing for witnesses who may have seen what happened as the woman is unable to recall how she came off her bike. 

Case Investigator, Gordon Nash, based Reading police station said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed what happened to please come forward.

“The victim is unable to recall what happened and so we are carrying out this investigation in order to establish the circumstances.

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“I’d also appeal to any motorists who may have been travelling along Sulham Hill at around the time this incident happened to check dash-cam footage in case it may have captured something that could assist with this investigation.

“Anyone with information, can contact Thames Valley Police by calling 101 or making a report online quoting reference 43210179460.”