THE FATHER of a popular Marlow postwoman seriously injured in a collision with a car during her post round has thanked the community for their support as her recovery continues.

63-year-old Susan Theobald was airlifted to hospital after the collision with a grey Hyundai on Little Marlow Road on January 20.

She was in a coma for three days after suffering a serious head injury and underwent surgery at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

And after making a rapid recovery, Mrs Theobald’s father William Mather paid tribute to all those who supported his daughter during her ordeal.

He told the BFP: "Sue had so many cards from friends and well-wishers and we would like to thank everyone very much, especially to the air ambulance and the police for their swift response.

"She has made a great and remarkable recovery and she wants to say thank you to colleagues in the Post Office and to neighbours in Marlow for their support.

"The sad part is she was thinking of retiring this year, but this sort of thing happens and blights her life, it is terrible really.

"She is so fit and healthy, she must walk ten miles a day. If she wasn’t as fit, it’s unlikely she would be alive.

"She has even talked about going back to work but we’ll have to see about that!"

Mr Mather, who lives in Hampshire, plans to drive to Oxford this weekend and collect his daughter from hospital.

Ms Theobald, who lives on Maytree Close in Marlow Bottom, began her work for the Post Office in Marlow after a career change 15 years ago.

She has become a much-loved fixture of town life, with neighbours and customers contacting the MFP to wish her well.

Neighbour Len Dunkley said: "We all love Sue, she is such a lovely lady. She would always stop to talk, and we were all terribly sad to hear what happened to her."

Robert Martin, a resident on Ms Theobald’s round, described the postwoman as "an absolute darling."

Police have not yet confirmed whether any charges have been made in relation to the collision..