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The Scotsman - - Farming -

JAMIE Dempsey was just 21 when he was left for dead by a lorry driver in a late night hi­tand-run ac­ci­dent in King­causie. With se­ri­ous leg, shoul­der, arm and head in­juries his life was at se­ri­ous risk at first, and his left leg had to be par­tially am­pu­tated. Just nine weeks later he was walk­ing again with a pros­thetic leg and his de­sire to face up to life saw him put the ac­ci­dent to the back of his mind.

His fa­ther wouldn’t for­get, how­ever, and about two years af­ter the ac­ci­dent his de­ter­mi­na­tion to se­cure com­pen­sa­tion for Jamie took him even­tu­ally to the Mo­tor In­sur­ers’ Bureau (MIB). Jamie’s fa­ther died of can­cer soon af­ter­wards but the sup­port he

Pic­ture: Euan McCall

The Mo­tor In­sur­ers’ Bureau helped Jamie Dempsey pur­sue his fal­conry am­bi­tions

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