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PICS: Richard Branson survives serious cycling accident

2016-08-26 15:15
 
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Cape Town – Richard Branson was left injured after a serious cycling accident on Wednesday night.

The businessman recalled the unfortunate event in a statement on Virgin’s official website.

He wrote: "I was heading down a hill towards Leverick Bay when it suddenly got really dark and I managed to hit a ‘sleeping policeman’ hump in the road head on. The next thing I knew, I was being hurled over the handlebars and my life was literally flashing before my eyes."

Branson goes on to describe his injuries, "I really thought I was going to die. I went flying head-first towards the concrete road, but fortunately my shoulder and cheek took the brunt of the impact...

"My cheek has been badly damaged and my knee, chin, shoulder and body severely cut."

Branson was found by his assistant who was helped by a fellow cyclist in getting Branson patched up and back home.

After a series of x-rays, the 66-year-old sustained a cracked cheek and some torn ligaments.

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