A Wheelchair athlete fears his dreams of international success may be ruined after suffering a road accident.
Clayton Harrier Anthony Gotts, 29, was tipped on to his side after being sandwiched with a car and the kerb in Haslingden.
The athlete, who is currently preparing for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, was on his way home from a 98-mile training run when he was clipped by the Seat Leon as he crossed the road.
Anthony suffered cuts to his face and arm, dislocated his shoulder and his collar bone in the incident on Broadway, Haslingden, which also damaged his £16,000 wheelchair.
David Holmes, 28, was fined after admitting driving offences at Burnley Magistrates’ Court.
Anthony said: “I still don’t understand how he didn’t notice me.
“I was vertically ricocheted into the air and went upside down. I ended up lying on my side.
“I had cuts to my cheek and arm and cut the top of my ear which bled quite a lot.”
Anthony was an able-bodied athlete until he tore muscles and broke his pelvis in a freak long jumping accident.
He had been looking to make the trials for the London Olympics, but gradually lost the use of both legs.
Since then the Clayton Harrier has been training ten times a week for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow.
But Anthony now fears this latest accident could affect his chances of success as he is behind on his training regime.
He is still taking morphine to control pain in his shoulder and is now working with a set of rollers to avoid going out on the road.
He said: “I’m now worried I can’t take part. I’ve had a month off training and I’m still not fully recovered.
“When I do sprint work that causes a lot of pain and I can’t really rest it because I’m in my chair or on crutches all day.
“The first couple of weeks I was really struggling with only one fully working limb.”
He added: “I have always been a bit wary on the road but now I won’t go out in bad weather.”
Holmes, of Devon Crescent, Haslingden, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and failing to report the accident on?February 9.
He was fined £225, ordered to pay £85 costs and given six penalty points by Burnley Magistrates.