Driver Emma Way Apologises For Tweet Boasting Of Knocking Cyclist Off His Bike


A woman who sparked a Twitter storm when she boasted of knocking a cyclist off his bike has apologised.

Emma Way revealed she had been suspended from her job as a trainee accountant after the furore and insisted she would never drive away after hitting someone.

The cyclist, trainee chef Toby Hockley, welcomed the apology.

The ill-judged tweet sparked an outcry on Twitter.

And was followed up by the police:

In an interview with ITV News, Way said it had been a "stupid tweet".

"It was a spur-of-the-moment, stupid tweet," she said.

"Social networking gets blown out of all proportion. It was a spur-of-the-moment thing, I am sorry, I didn't realise it would escalate to this."

Way said she did not feel the bike touch her car, apart from the handlebar connecting with her wing mirror.

On the tweet, she said: "If I could take back doing that, I would."

"My whole career is at risk now," she added.

"I don't want any cyclist to think I have any hatred against them, because I am a cyclist myself."

In a separate ITV interview, Hockley said: "The fact that she didn't stop was a bit alarming...I was just grateful I was OK."

He added: "I'm sorry that she's in trouble with her employer."

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