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Paralympic goal for 'inspirational' cyclist who suffered brain injury after crash with car – Teesside Live

Friday, 15 July, 2022

Paralympic goal for 'inspirational' cyclist who suffered brain injury after crash with car – Teesside Live

Ben Hetherington & Dr Dave Bramley who saved his life (Image: Great North Air Ambulance Service)

 
A cyclist who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being knocked off his bike has set his sights on Paralympic glory.
Ben Hetherington, 26, was taking part in a time trial road bike race in 2019 when he collided with a car, leaving him with life changing injuries. The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) came to his aid following the collision where he was found to have a significant head injury, a broken wrist and a fractured shoulder.
Dr Dave Bramley of the GNAAS was one of the first people on the scene and worked to quickly reduce the pressure on the Sedgefield man's brain and transfer him to a hospital with a neurological service. Throughout his lengthy recovery the cycling fanatic was determined to return to his bike, despite the accident that caused his brain injury.
Read more at: https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/paralympic-goal-inspirational-cyclist-who-24463311

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