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Teen woke up to mum crying after catastrophic crash with no idea what had happened
2021-11-19 10:43:00
A 17-year-old boy who was knocked off his motorbike after an ugly collision with a car, and was given a 35 per cent chance of survival, thankfully lived to tell the story of his near-death experience. Lewis Foster fell off his bike when after crashing into a car at a junction in Hornsea, East Yorkshire. When the ambulance arrived, they discovered that he had suffered a serious brain injury as well as further serious injuries to his pelvis, bladder, liver and right arm. Paramedics from Yorkshire Air Ambulance had to immediately put him into an induced coma on the roadside before he was rushed to the hospital. For more Hull and East Yorkshire news, click here He attributes their quick action for the reason he is alive today. His mum, Julie, said: “He knows he was lucky to have a second chance in life and is determined to ensure he makes the most of that, and that makes us proud. Helicopter ER, Air TV (Image: Helicopter ER, Air TV) “When he had his accident we all feared he had been taken from us, but the paramedics in the air ambulance gave us him back, and that is more than we could ever have asked for given his slim chance of survival when they arrived. “Lewis has an inspirational story to tell, but also one of difficulties and struggles which will impact on him for the rest of his life. I hope that is the message anyone who reads his story will take away. “When we get behind the wheel of any vehicle we have a loaded gun in our hands which could seriously injure or take away somebody else’s life. Lewis can’t turn back the clock. We all wish we could.” On the day of his accident, the air ambulance crew were being followed by a documentary crew filming the programme Helicopter ER for the Really television channel, which meant Lewis was able to watch footage of himself being treated on the roadside. Lewis was able to watch footage of himself being treated (Image: Helicopter ER, Air TV) “It was very strange watching the documentary on television and just seeing how badly injured I was and how close I came to losing my life. That footage showed how the paramedics saved my life,” Lewis said. “I have no memory of the accident at all and all I do remember is waking up in hospital with my injuries and my mum crying. I just couldn't comprehend what had happened to me. Still now I’ll often feel like that was a different person and that I am living in a parallel universe. “I have had to try and come to come to terms with what happened and how that has impacted on my life, but I have never felt sorry for myself.” This Road Safety Week, the now 19-year-old wants to share his story of survival and ongoing recovery to raise awareness for the importance of driving safely and the long-term impact injuries have. Lewis has raised £700 for YAS after they helped save his life (Image: Helicopter ER, Air TV) “I know I am very lucky to still be here and I obviously owe everything to the paramedics from Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Hull Royal Infirmary. They gave me a second chance at life, and that has been a chance I have been determined to take since,” he said. Since his accident, he has raised £700 for the air ambulance crew by completing the National Three Peaks Challenge before the first anniversary of his accident, and has even started a media studies

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