Meet the inspirational Knaresborough woman campaigning for road safety

Meet the inspirational Knaresborough woman campaigning for road safety

Published by Lisa Darvill at 7:00am 19th November 2018. (Updated at 3:43pm 20th November 2018)

A Knaresborough woman, who was left paralysed after an accident 10 years ago, is helping to raise awareness of road safety. 

  • 30-year-old Lauren Doherty's life was changed forever in 2008
  • She was hit by a van on the way home after a night out
  • For the last two years she's visited schools to give safety talks to children, warning them of the dangers of not paying attention

This week Lauren is working with national charity Brake to raise awareness during Road Safety Week

Today she'll be visiting Dacre Braithwaite primary school to share her story. 

Lauren said: 

"Just from not concentrating on that road for one minute my life will never be the same again. 

"I hope that for other people hearing my story, it will make them more aware of what can happen if your'e not paying attention." 

Lauren Doherty gives a road safety talk at a local primary school  

Dacre Braithwaite Students
Pupils at Dacre Braithwaite
Road Safety

Lauren, a former Stray FM Local Hero Awards winner, says her safety talks have given her a new focus and motivation. 

You can hear more of her inspirational story below and some of the children from Dacre Braithwaite school putting their questions to Lauren: 

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