The Apprentice: Claude Littner... almost losing leg... ebike accident

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Only a badger could have caused such a serious injury ;)
 
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Jeez, I qiah the poor fella a good recovery - you don't have to be doing anything outrageous to have a bad injury - a freind of mine nearly lost a foot after simply loosing the bike over a dropped road verge and putting their foot down in an awkward way - it took 6 months for a 90% recovery - there but for the grace of g od (many brands are available) go anyone of us.

The BBC news sight said:
The businessman had the accident in April while riding an electric bike that injured his right leg so badly doctors considered amputating it.
He has had nine surgeries to date and is due to have another on 19 July..........

..... Littner, 72, said he had been "pottering along" near his home in north London when the accident occurred.

"I suspect I hit a pothole or something like that," he said. "The next thing I knew I was lying on the ground."
An ambulance took him to the trauma unit at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington where surgeons successfully managed to save his leg.
 
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guerney

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Claude tweeted back in 2019 "These Raleigh e bikes are so great i had to have two"
Nice find!

It's an awful accident, and I hope he recovers well, but I'm still struggling to understand how he could have broken a leg so that the bone was sticking out. At 72, and if he'd never been a jogger, his leg bones wouldn't have been as strong, and he might have brittle bones for some medical reason... Maybe he'll write about it in his autobiography (which I won't read). A Bafang BBS01B could have been programmed to stop power sooner after pedalling ceased, so that his bike didn't end up so far away from him "In the middle of the road."
 
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Claude tweeted back in 2019 "These Raleigh e bikes are so great i had to have two"
Perhaps he was riding both at once, circus horse style, one foot on each saddle. (Of course, that would entail a fix to the electrics). It could explain fairly bad injuries.
 

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Perhaps he was riding both at once, circus horse style, one foot on each saddle. (Of course, that would entail a fix to the electrics). It could explain fairly bad injuries.
Does Cossack blood course through Claude Littner's veins? o_O
 
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