Near death experience
Matthew Brealy, 38, from, Chesterfield, told how he was struck in the face at 50mph and knocked unconscious as his out-of-control Suzuki GSXR 1,000cc motorcycle sped up to 140mph.
He said: “I was knocked unconscious and collapsed on to the front of my bike and hit the throttle so that I accelerated out of control.”
Matthew suffered two skull fractures with bleeding to his brain, a broken leg, cracked ribs and a fractured hand and spent about ten weeks in Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital and his hand was re-wired and a titanium rod was placed in his leg.
Matthew added: “My visor was left with a hole in it and I was covered with pigeon blood and feathers. It was a bizarre, freak accident that nearly killed me but police say it’s more common than people realise for motorcyclists to be hit by birds.”
With a new lease of life, Matthew and his wife are expecting a baby in ten weeks and Matthew wants to expand his business.