MY MIR­A­CLE

Biker ad­mits he is lucky to be alive af­ter hor­ror ac­ci­dent

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Niki Ten­nant

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

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