Peter Stone, Preston, Devon, September 2009
Peter was hit when a car overtook him then suddenly turned left into a side road. Peter braked hard to avoid a collision, but went over the handlebars and smashed his head against the car then fell hard onto his left shoulder on the road.
Peter suffered a grade 5 acromioclavicular injury (shoulder separation), a sprained wrist and skin abrasions and bruising. He underwent 2 operations to reattach his shoulder and had to endure 9 months of pain and discomfort before he could exercise again.
The police did not take a statement from the only witness who saw the collison. The police took no further action against the driver.