Biker admits he is lucky to be alive after horror accident
The Rutherglen biker involved in a horror accident last month has admitted he is lucky to be alive.
Jim Madden (47) was left fighting for his life after being crushed under a van on September 4.
He was placed in a medically induced coma and spent 11 days in intensive care, with doctors giving him just a 5050 chance of survival.
Speaking exclusively to the Reformer about his ordeal and the guilt he feels for the pain he caused his family, Jim admits he has no idea if he’ll ride a bike again.
“I could not care less about the bike just now,” he says.
“All I can think about is trying to get myself fully fit again.
“My brother got a hell of a fright – as did my cousins in Cambuslang when they found out. It wasn’t a nice situation for them to be in.”
Miraculously, Jim is now out of hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. He is currently at home in Spittal recovering. Read his full story on page five of this week’s Reformer.
Lucky Jim Madden looks back on the accident that nearly killed him