A painter and decorator from Throckley has recently spent a month in hospital, recovering from an incident he cannot remember.
Apparently, it took place after a night out at the pub with a friend. Micky Page remembers leaving the pub that night. Then, the next thing he remembers is waking up on the side of the road, seriously injured. He was unable to walk so rang for an ambulance. Mickey describes: “it’s a total blur.”
He lay on the ground, waiting for help to arrive. However, as he was lying in the dark, covered by a camouflage jacket, Micky had to flag the ambulance down with his phone torch. He describes: “I remember seeing an ambulance going up and down the road.”
“I had a torch on my phone so I started waving it in the air.”
Once at hospital, it was established that he had broken his right ankle and left leg. To fix these injuries, he had to undergo surgery to fix his bones together alongside the fitting of a metal plate. That was not the end though, additional complications arose for the decorator in which he had to have further surgery to relieve pressure and prevent damage to the nerves in his leg.
Despite being unable to remember what happened that night, Micky believes he was hit by a car. He describes: “I started to remember little bits and pieces and remember waking up further down the road.”
“I was lying on my back on the road and saw a light coloured vehicle driving away.”
“I’m 98% sure I was hit by a vehicle.”
This is supported by the fact that Micky still had his wallet and phone on him. He states that, “if I was attacked or mugged, they have not made a very good job of it because I still had my wallet with £300 in and my phone on me.”
This has impacted his work life too though as now, Micky is having to use a zimmer frame to get around. Before he will be able to walk unaided, he will also have to face weeks of physiotherapy too.
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