Gloucestershire Lord Lieutenant Dame Janet Trotter injured in car accident
10:02am Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
GLOUCESTERSHIRE Lord Lieutenant Dame Janet Trotter is in hospital after she crashed her car at the weekend.
It is expected she will be unable to perform her duties as Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire for several weeks because she has suffered a broken ankle.
She was driving on the A429 between Cheltenham and Bourton on the Water just after 1pm on Saturday when her Land Rover collided with a tree. No other vehicle was involved.
Pete Bungard, the chief executive of Gloucestershire County Council, said: “We were very saddened to learn that Dame Janet has been involved in a car accident over the weekend and will not be undertaking her civic duties for the next few weeks.
“We wish her a rapid recovery and understand that Dame Janet is recovering well and expects to return home in the next few days.”
Robert Bernays, Vice-Lord Lieutenant, who is taking on the major events on Dame Janet's diary until she has recovered, said: "I've been to see her in Gloucestershire Royal hospital a couple of times over the weekend and she is getting on well.
"She is cheerful and hopes to be home later in the week.
"Unfortunately she will not be able to resume her duties for some time because of mobility problems as her injuries include a broken ankle and she will have to rest it.
"But she is already back on her computer responding to emails.”
Dame Janet, who became Lord Lieutenant in 2010, is former vice-chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire and chairman of the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust.
The Lord Lieutenant's duties include planning and conducting all Royal visits to Gloucestershire as well as representing the county at a huge range of events each year.
Dame Janet's other public duties include being president of Age UK Gloucestershire, chairman of the Foundation for Church Leadership and chairman of child bereavement charity Winston's Wish.
Comments are closed on this article.