Drivers have been urged to look out for blind and partially-sighted people by a North Lynn man who said he has had a number of near-misses.
Paul Smith, 68, of Columbia Way, was registered as severely sight impaired/blind in 2007 after diabetes caused his sight to deteriorate.
On Tuesday Mr Smith, who uses a white stick, was walking on Tennyson Avenue in Lynn and had started crossing the entrance to the College of West Anglia when a car pulled out in front of him.
Mr Smith said: “I walked straight into it. I was shocked more than anything. There was no way I could avoid it because I didn’t know it was there.”
He said the driver didn’t get out to check he was okay but simply reversed so he could continue crossing the entrance.
Luckily Mr Smith was not injured but he is growing increasingly concerned by drivers’ lack of awareness of blind or partially-sighted people.
He said: “About one in every 30 cars will stop for you. Just watch for people like me and cut your speed down.”
Again on Thursday Mr Smith said he had a near-miss when trying to cross a zebra crossing on Columbia Way. He said: “I had my foot on the crossing to go across and a car coming from North Lynn was going that fast it didn’t stop. If I had kept going it would have hit me.”