Wayne was enjoying riding his Honda CBR 1000 RR one minute when the next – as he approached a right hand bend a motorcyclist that was travelling in the opposite direction crossed the central line into his lane, causing the other rider’s foot pegs to swipe Wayne’s right foot. The next thing Wayne remembers is being on the floor, in a hedge.
After being conveyed by air ambulance to hospital, Wayne learnt the nature and extent of his injuries; he had sustained multiple fractures and soft tissue injuries. In addition to this, he continues to suffer from constant pain in his back, left shoulder, psychological symptoms, along with restricted mobility and pain in his right foot. The other driver’s insurance company ultimately admitted liability in full.
We asked Wayne about his accident, he said,
I regularly wonder how two motorcycles end up in exactly the same place at the same time when travelling in opposite directions. I still consider the difference 100mm either way would have made. 100mm in one direction, the accident would not have happened. 100mm in the other, we would both probably have been killed. It is a constant reminder that no matter how careful you are we are still reliant on outside influences that we have no control over.
Wayne’s symptoms affect all aspects of his life. He is currently awaiting facet joint injections in his back, which serve both as a therapeutic and diagnostic tool. The injections will aid him on his road to recovery, in addition to the ongoing encouragement from his legal team at Fletchers.