A NOWRA woman has issued a warning about uneven footpaths in the Nowra CBD after taking what could have been a serious fall earlier this week.
Dianne Bowers suffered wrist, knee and facial injuries after falling on a section of footpath in North Street.
Mrs Bowers tripped on an uneven section of footpath between Collins Way and Osborne Street in front of a number of vacant blocks.
“I was walking back from the hospital where I had been visiting my sick brother,” she said.
“I didn’t see an uneven section of the footpath where a tree root had pushed up part of the concrete and fell.”
Mrs Bowers put out her arms to try and brace herself against the fall but suffered a wrist injury and grazing to her face and knee.
“Thankfully my glasses didn’t break of smash, which would have been a lot worse,” she said.
As it was she suffered grazing to her nose, forehead and knee.
“I screamed out but as there are no houses along that stretch anymore. There was no one to help me.”
Mrs Bowers managed to get herself up and went to the Moss Street Medical Practice .
“They helped clean me up,” she said.
“I’m pretty sore but it could have been a lot worse.
“I just want other people to be aware of the possible dangers.”
It is the second time in as many months Nowra residents have reported to the South Coast Register about having falls on local footpaths.
Seventy-three-year-old Maureen Burns suffered a badly cut hand, grazes and multiple bruising after taking a tumble on the footpath in Shoalhaven Street in May.
Residents concerned with pathways are encouraged to report any issues with Shoalhaven City Council so they can be addressed.
Reports can be made by contacting council on 4429 3111, email firstname.lastname@example.org or lodging a request on its website.