A young man from Paisley, Scotland, highlighted the importance of wearing high-visibility clothing after he was mowed down by a van in 2016.
Despite doctors giving him a one per cent survival rate following the horrific road accident, Sam Cameron, has managed to beat the odds and make a miraculous recovery, the Daily Record reported.
Sam was 18 when he was crushed by the moving vehicle on April 23rd 2016 on Wellmeadow Street in Paisley. The accident left him with injuries to his brain, a fractured skull and shoulder, and several other wounds.
Lying in a coma for two months, his family were told he might never fully recover.
However, the youngster has been learning how to walk and talk again with intense physiotherapy sessions and speech therapy.
Speaking with the news provider, he said: “It was so frustrating. You go from having everything in your body working to being stuck in a wheelchair with a brain injury.”
He currently resides at the Graham Anderson House for brain injury rehabilitation, which the 19-year-old said has helped him immensely with his speech.
“I came here in January 2017 and the difference in me has been incredible,” Sam was quoted as saying.
This incident shows that road accidents do not just affect motorists, but cyclists and pedestrians too.
Additionally, people should be extra vigilant when using or crossing streets at the moment, as the harsh winter has left many roads with dangerous potholes.
Cycling UK recently revealed potholes have been the cause of injury or death for 390 cyclists in the last ten years. This problem is worsening as well, with 64 cyclists killed or seriously injured due to hitting a pothole in 2016, which is nearly four times as many as in 2007 when the figure was 17.