42-frac­ture crash vic­tim drives again

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

A HOR­RIFIC car crash which left a man with 42 frac­ture in his FACE hasn’t stopped him get­ting back be­hind the wheel.

Sam Fretwell needed re­con­structed eye sock­ets, me­tal plates fit­ted in his face and was left blind in one eye.

Sam (right), 22, from Eakring, Notts, had his face smashed in half in the crash on the A614 on May 30 last year.

He un­der­went 13-hour surgery to piece his face back to­gether and is still re­cov­er­ing and go­ing to phys­io­ther­apy, but he’s back be­hind the wheel.

He said: “I was very ner­vous driv­ing again but I knew I had to do it. I just wanted to get my life back to nor­mal as soon as pos­si­ble.

“I ac­tu­ally had to drive down the same road where I had my ac­ci­dent.”

Sam has also set up his own busi­ness deal­ing in vin­tage cars.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.