Sir Richard Branson involved in terrifying high-speed bike crash

28 August 2016 / 8 months 4 weeks ago

Sir Richard Branson shared the moment he thought he was going to die after being involved in a high-speed bike crash this week.

According to his Virgin blog, he was holidaying on the British Virgin Islands with his family and cycling with this children when the accident happened.

He was then rushed to the hospital in Miami, Florida after discovering that he was suffering from torn ligaments and a cracked cheek.

"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.

"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."

He said that the fact that he was wearing a helmet was the reason why he was still alive.

He added: "I really couldn't believe I was alive, let alone not paralysed."

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