Jacob Clarke, 18, from Torquay was leaving work when he was involved in an accident that left him unconscious.
Emergency services attended the scene on Torquay Road early yesterday evening. The road was closed and an air ambulance was on standby.
Jason told us:
“I’d like to thank emergency services. Bit of a blur, I’d just left work out side of Coventry Farm Estate and got about ten metres down the road when the front of my bike seized up and I got thrown off the side at 30mph. I got knocked out for about 15 mins woke up and there was 2 paramedics a Dr, 2 technicians, Air crew, police all working on me – couldn’t fault them. I needed a spinal board and neck brace even the police helped with the board, another police officer laid on the floor she was talking to me while the secured my spine.
“I was in a lot of pain they gave me Morphine and my asthma kicked off while they working on me, so I was treated for that they were going to fly me to Derriford hospital in Plymouth but there was a problem as they didn’t have enough fly time to fly me there and get back to Exeter before dark, so I went Torbay for CT scans and they removed spine board head blocks and neck brace.
“I would also like to thank the lady who rang emergency services. I was lucky to get away with minor injuries. I feel pretty lucky to be honest,”
Jacob was treated in Torbay hospital and suffered from minor injuries.
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