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Richard Branson survives horrific accident



Virgin Atlantic founder, Richard Branson have escaped death by the whiskers, as he survived a head-first horror bike crash.
Branson, who said he was surprised he survived the crash, said only his cycle helmet saved him from certain death.
The adventurous  tycoon was on a training cycle run with his two grown up children on the British Virgin Islands when disaster struck.
The popular billionaire was left seriously injured while training for his latest adventure.
X-rays reveal he had suffered a cracked cheek and some torn ligaments.
Richard revealed: “I went cycling on Virgin Gorda with Holly and Sam as part of my training for the Virgin Strive Challenge.
“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.
“The next thing I knew, I was being hurled over the handlebars and my life was literally flashing before my eyes.”
The accident-prone Virgin boss – who escaped a run in with a deadly stingray just a few months ago – said he genuinely thought he’d finally run out of lives.
“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 ,” he said.
“My bike went flying off the cliff and disappeared. We’ve since recovered the crumpled bicycle, completely destroyed. My cheek has been badly damaged and my knee, chin, shoulder and body severely cut.
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