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Thought I was going to die, says Virgin founder Richard Branson on horrific bike crash

India TV News Desk London 27 Aug 2016, 9:01:12 AM IST
India TV News Desk

Britain's best known businessman Sir Richard Branson, who recently survived a bad bike accident in the British Virgin Islands, shared the story of the horrific incident and photos online.

The 66-year-old entrepreneur, who was cycling with his two children on the British Virgin Islands when he hit a hump in the road, said that he thought he was going to die after the crash on Caribbean island Virgin Gorda earlier this week.

“I was heading down a hill towards Leverick Bay when it suddenly got really dark and I managed to hit a sleeping policeman hump in the road head on,” the Virgin group founder said in an article on company’s website.

“I really thought I was going to die. I went flying head- first towards the concrete road, but fortunately my shoulder and cheek took the brunt of the impact, and I was wearing a helmet that saved my life. We've since recovered the crumpled bicycle, completely destroyed. My cheek has been badly damaged and my knee, chin, shoulder and body severely cut,” it further reads.

He travelled to Miami for X-rays and scans, and later posted photographs online showing his bloodied face.

The accident happened on the fifth anniversary of a fire which destroyed his luxury home on Necker Island.