Bike rider ‘lucky to be alive’ after…

Bike rider ‘lucky to be alive’ after car hits him – and he’s now had enough
2019-05-14 14:59:00
A motorcyclist of more than 30 years says he will never ride again after claiming it is too dangerous. Chris Buttery says he is lucky to be alive after being shunted by a car after he slowed down while horses were being loaded into a trailer on a rural road. Mr Buttery, 50, was driving along a B road near to Lelley, just outside Hull, when a car went into the back of him. Remarkably, he did not fall off his bike but has sustained back injuries and whiplash. After reading about a number of rider fatalities recently across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Mr Buttery has had enough. He said: “I was riding on a B road just past Lelley when I saw a man loading horses on to a trailer so I slowed down pretty much to a stop. Rider Christopher Buttery at the scene of a crash he was involved in, close to Lelley in East Yorkshire “Suddenly, I got shunted from behind. Luckily, I had my brakes on otherwise I would certainly have fallen off. “The lad couldn’t seem to find his insurance details and then admitted he did not have a full licence.” While Mr Buttery, of Bilton Grange, escaped relatively unscathed he admits it has had a profound effect on him. Watch: important advice if you have been in a collision Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play He said: “I believe I am lucky to be alive. The guy who witnessed it said he couldn’t believe I hadn’t come off the bike. Had that been a van or a lorry I would not be here now. “My wife is ofte

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