Hospital staff praised following cycling accident

A worker has praised hospital staff who helped him recover when a serious cycling accident left him with serious head injuries. The man, a father-of-two, spent three months in hospital for treatment to injuries resulting from the cycling accident last year on his commute to work.

The 49-year-old was forced to leave his job because of the injuries and he is unlikely that he will be able to earn a living in the future.

A worker has praised hospital staff who helped him recover when a serious cycling accident left him with serious head injuries. The man, a father-of-two, spent three months in hospital for treatment to injuries resulting from the cycling accident last year on his commute to work.

The 49-year-old was forced to leave his job because of the injuries and he is unlikely that he will be able to earn a living in the future.

He said: “I cycle to Chippenham train station every day to catch a train to work. I don’t remember the day of the accident at all but I have been told that a van failed to stop at a roundabout which I was already cycling round and knocked me off my bike.

“The next thing I knew I woke up in hospital about three weeks later with my leg in plaster. Everything was very hazy and I didn’t know what had happened. It soon became clear that my head injury was very serious and I had also needed surgery to repair a fracture to my ankle.”

He added: “I cannot thank the hospital and rehabilitation staff enough for their outstanding support. The fact I was able to go home so soon after the accident considering the severity of my injuries is testament to their hard work and support.

 “It is hard not to be angry about the fact that this accident has changed my life forever but I am determined to look to the future and rebuild my life. I have a fantastic rehabilitation team both in terms of physical, emotional and practical therapies who ensure that I make progress on a daily basis.”

The driver of the vehicle was charged with driving without due care and attention, received 5 points on his license and fined £180.

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