“I slammed on my breaks (sic) but I believe I hit the back end of your bike with the left side of the car,” she texted.
In her apology, Maddi says she tried to call 000, but a witness had already called, so she waited until Andrew was taken away in an ambulance:
I took photos of your bike to show you and also allowed another lady on the scene to call your grandmother off my phone to notify her about the accident. I was told to go home and call the police to report the incident by both the paramedics and also the fire fighters. I proceeded to do this and was at the station giving my statement at 4.50pm.
I was driving my mother’s car so I’ll be asking her to contact the insurance company to help assist with damages tomorrow. If there is any other way that I can help you personally I am more than happy to within my capabilities. I am so so sorry! Literally have been worried all afternoon and night as I wasn’t sure what the injuries entailed. I hope you have a fast recovery and once again I’m so sorry. The last thing I’d want to do is ever hurt someone and especially around this time of year.
‘I will ride again’
“Sorry is not going to help,” Andrew says.
“She should have looked and stopped and waited.
“She’s just assumed there was nothing behind the 4WD.
“She says she saw the car coming down the hill but nothing behind it.
“But I didn’t see her and I normally scan for everything.
“I also have a loud muffler so she should have heard me coming.”
Andrew says he would like Maddi to fix or replace his bike.
“I will ride again,” he says.
“There is no way this will stop me getting on a bike.”