A2 crash victim cyclist Peter Fletcher meets hero air ambulance pilot
Peter Fletcher with air
ambulance pilot Kevin Goddard
A cyclist 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
Father-of-three Peter Fletcher, 51,
suffered multiple injuries when a car hit him on the
A2 at Barham.
The Kent Air Ambulance was called and
he was given emergency treatment by two doctors and a
The pilot, captain Kevin Goddard, then
flew Peter to a major trauma centre in London and he spent six
months in hospital before finally being allowed home.
Now Peter, from River, near
Dover, has met Kevin for the first time since the crash
as he donated £3,466 to the life-saving charity.
"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, near Deal.
Mr Fletcher has made a good recovery
and is now walking, driving and back at work.
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