Crash victim meets air ambulance pilot
A River cyclist who was critically
injured in a road crash while training for a charity bike ride in
aid of the air ambulance has been reunited with the pilot who
helped save his life.
Father-of-three Peter Fletcher, 51,
suffered multiple injuries after a car collided with him on the A2
The air ambulance was called and he
was given emergency treatment at the road-side by two doctors and a
critical care paramedic.
The pilot, Captain Kevin Goddard,
then flew Peter to a major trauma centre in London and he spent a
total of six months in hospital before he was finally allowed
Now, Peter has met Kevin for the
first time since the collision as he kindly donated £3,466 to the
"Meeting Kevin and his colleagues
gave me the opportunity to express my sincere thanks for saving my
life," said Mr Fletcher.
"Since the accident I have been
involved with raising money for the air ambulance which has added
to the positives in my recovery. I am now committed to supporting
the charity in the future."
Mr Fletcher was training for a
450-mile bike ride from Land’s End to Dover when the collision
happened in March.
In June, his family and friends
including brother-in-law Ian Sheppard honoured his pledge to raise
funds for the air ambulance by cycling from the helicopter base at
Marden to Fowlmead Country Park.
Mr Fletcher has made a good recovery and is now walking, driving
and back at work as an account manager for Invensys Operations
Management in Crawley, West Sussex.
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