Police this week appealed for information after Sheffield journalist Rachael Clegg was injured when she was hit by a taxi that failed to stop.
Rachael, who writes a music column for the Sheffield Telegraph as well as articles for The Star, sustained a fractured jaw and wrist and needed facial surgery after the collision in Pinstone Street on Friday afternoon.
From her hospital bed in the Northern General Hospital, she said: “All I remember is a jolt from behind and flying through the air.”
A friend, Helen Robinson, said: “She has been really lucky – it could have been much worse.”
Rachael, aged 32, who lives in Carter Knowle, and whose family are in Rochdale, is a keen cyclist, and wrote a feature only last week about the health benefits of cycling.
Police say they have found the taxi driver and spoken to him.
A spokeswoman said: “Officers are appealing for information following the incident in Sheffield city centre, which led to a number of road closures in the area.
“A 32-year-old woman was cycling down Pinstone Street towards the junction of Cambridge Street in the direction of Furnival Gate when, it is alleged, another vehicle collided with the rear wheel of her black and white bicycle.”