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‘Really thought I was going to die’: Richard Branson on bike crash

"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, and I was wearing a helmet that saved my life," said Branson.

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Updated: August 26, 2016 10:22:43 pm
Richard Branson, Richard Branson crash, Richard Branson accident, Virgin Founder crash, Virgin founder accident, Richard Branson news Virgin Founder Richard Branson in Facebook post wrote: “Genuinely thought I was going to die as I fell headfirst & bike disappeared off cliff.”

Sir Richard Branson, Virgin founder and Britain’s best known businessman today said that he thought he was “going to die” after an horrific bike crash on Caribbean island Virgin Gorda this week. Branson was cycling with his two children on the British Virgin Islands when he hit a hump in the road. In a post on the Virgin website, the 66-year-old entrepreneur said, “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.

“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, and I was wearing a helmet that saved my life. “We’ve since recovered the crumpled bicycle, completely destroyed. My cheek has been badly damaged and my knee, chin, shoulder and body severely cut.” He travelled to Miami for X-rays and scans, and later posted photographs online showing his bloodied face.

Richard Branson, Richard Branson crash, Richard Branson accident, Virgin Founder crash, Virgin founder accident, Richard Branson news Forget my injuries (cracked cheek, torn ligaments) – I’m having to drink tea out of a straw!

The accident happened on the fifth anniversary of a fire which destroyed his luxury home on Necker Island.

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