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This article was published on August 17th, 2017
A motorcyclist has been hailed a hero for a split-second decision which saved the lives of a dozen cyclists but also left him paralysed from the chest down.
The motorcycle accident occurred when the man, who is a music teacher from Derby, headed towards a blind bend, slowed down, but in the process of doing so lost control of his motorbike.
The loss of control resulted in him being dragged onto the wrong side of the road, straight into the path of 12 cyclists.
In that moment the man did his best to avoid the cyclists and as a result, he had a serious crash.
The teacher is lucky to be alive after falling down a 30-foot drop which left him with 30 broken bones, two punctured lungs and paralysis from the chest down.
Following the crash, he is now wheelchair-bound.
Through a plethora of fundraisers, £17,000 has been raised to help with the cost of acquiring a special wheelchair which will better suit the needs of the motorcyclist.
In an interview with the BBC the biker said: “I’d be in a different place if I had hit them.”
“I could have killed 2 or 3 of them, I could have ploughed through them all. I’m pleased no one did get hurt.”
He also added that he ‘had a long way to go’ with his rehabilitation, but that he aims to return to teaching as soon as possible.
Being a victim of a road traffic accident can be a traumatic and stressful situation to deal with, especially if the accident occurs as a result of another person’s negligence.
You may not have any support and have no idea who to turn to, or what you should do next.
Here at Thorneycroft Solicitors our team of specialised lawyers draw on a wealth of experience in order to give you the support you need in order to claim the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured whilst riding your motorbike and it wasn’t your fault, we can help.
We offer a free initial interview in order to review your specific circumstances and assess the viability of your motorcycle injury claim.
To speak to a member of our specialist team call us for free today on 0800 1979 345, or alternatively, you can complete our simple enquiry form and we will call you back at a time that is more suitable for you.
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