Risk­ing life and limb

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS - By JOE DAW­SON

Twenty-five years ago a mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dent nearly killed Phillip Rams­den.

Now the sur­vivor wants to share his ex­pe­ri­ences in the hope it will en­cour­age other rid­ers to wear the ap­pro­pri­ate safety gear when head­ing out on the road.

In 1988 Mr Rams­den was 28 and things were look­ing good for the up-and-coming young chef who had just been of­fered his first gig in charge of a restau­rant kitchen.

It all came crash­ing to a halt though af­ter he was hit by a ve­hi­cle while rid­ing his mo­tor­bike along the busy Paku­ranga High­way.

Photo: CHRIS HO­GAN

Safety first: The MTA is dis­ap­pointed with the num­ber of peo­ple who don’t wear suit­able safety gear while rid­ing scoot­ers and mo­tor­bikes.

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