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Olympic hopeful in snow drama

THANKFUL: Shanaze Reade

GREAT BRITAIN BMX cyclist, Shanaze Reade, was terrified after losing control of her car on the motorway, earlier this week.

The London 2012 hopeful was driving home with two of her best friends when she swerved on the snow and ice.

"I was trying to get off the motorway but there was another car blocking my exit and I knew if I hit the brakes that I'd go into the central reservation," Shanaze said.

She continued: "I slowed my speed right down but as I tried to manoeuvre into the nearside lane, my car span around twice and came to rest facing the oncoming traffic.

"To make it worse, I was right on the edge of a bridge where a lot of people have gone over in the past.”

Reade, 23, admits she was lucky to walk away unscathed and didn’t realize the dangerous situation she had been in until she was sat at home later that day.

She added: "Cars were slamming their brakes on and swerving all over the place just to avoid me.
"How nothing hit me I still don't know. I was so lucky that there wasn't a serious accident.

The BMX ace is one of the favourites to win gold at the Olympics, after missing out in Beijing four years ago.

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