Monday, November 18, 2019
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A motorcyclist from Skye has thanked medics who cared for him after a road accident.

42-year-old Chris Prior, who works in human resources in Glasgow, was travelling to Skye on his Kawasaki Ninja motorbike on June 15 when a collision sent the him flying off his bike before clattering into a crash barrier.

Mr Prior said: “I was in a long line of traffic and moving really slowly. I manoeuvred out and I drifted out behind a car.

“Just as I popped out to have a look, a van – coming in the opposite direction – glanced me on the side and hit me.

“I flew off the bike and flew half the width of the road and into a crash barrier, and landed in a heap.”

An off-duty doctor and a member of the public came to Mr Prior’s aid and dialled for an ambulance to attend to the scene on the A87 near Invergarry.

He explained: “There was another person, a member of the public, who also assisted. They both made me comfortable."

The crew were dispatched from Fort Augustus where paramedic, Kathryn Wood, and technician, Heather Lindsay, raced to provide urgent on-scene care to Mr Prior before an air ambulance also arrived on scene.

Mr Prior has now made a full recovery, and said: “I had never broken a bone before, and never had an accident before. I have been riding for 24 years.

“I just remember a massive bash – I thought I was going to die. I remember flying through the air, but I cannot remember hitting the crash barrier. It was all quite scary.

“I want to say thank you to the paramedics – I am so lucky to be alive.”


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