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#1 Hum

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 00:57

A man has miraculously cheated death after being hit by a 15 tonne lorry - leaving him so badly injured his insides were left strewn across the road. :|

Lewis Godfrey, 23, suffered such horrendous injuries that doctors on the scene pronounced him dead twice.

A team of 34 doctors and nurses were called in to save his life after he was rushed to hospital with his body parts held together in a blanket.

He had a substantial head injury and his skin had been ripped off his body in a band about a foot wide. His bowel had been damaged and his bladder ripped off.

Mr Godfrey, from Loughborough, Leicestershire, went on to spend 16 days in a coma. He was expected never to walk again and to have brain damage.

But five months after the horror smash, he has made a full recovery.

He said: 'It has taken a while for everything to sink in. Sometimes I can’t believe I’m here. I can’t remember anything from the fight or the accident, but I am really shocked when my dad tells me bits about what happened.

'I think it’s probably just as well I can’t remember anything. I was gutted when the doctors told me I would never walk again, but I was just glad to be here.

'I was determined to get my life back on track now, and with the help of a lot of people, I’m now able to walk around again.'

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:08

Wow... That is amazing. Glad to hear he survived, and can walk again. Should be fortunate that we have doctors and science to thank for his second chance at life. Hope he lives it well.

(Also, had to google a "lorry." We just call that a truck, or semi, or semi-truck. Never heard lorry before.)

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:22

That's amazing. Almost a miracle.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:27

I don't even want to imagine the nightmare he went thru. God bless him.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:33

'.... I was gutted when the doctors told me I would never walk again, but I was just glad to be here.


Oh, it sounds like you were gutted long before then....

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:38

This sort of reinforces something I believe in, if your time's up it's up, if it's not..........

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:44

This sort of reinforces something I believe in, if your time's up it's up, if it's not..........


What does that even mean?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 16:39

What does that even mean?

It means...
When it is your time to die, there is no escaping it. In this case, it was NOT this individuals time to die, therefore he somehow survived what most people would not. Have you never heard the saying before?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 16:42

More photos!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 17:42

Got to love the NHS, I dread to think how much that rebuild would have cost in the USA.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 22:33

Oh, it sounds like you were gutted long before then....


:rofl: Awesome reply!

#12 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:16

It means...
When it is your time to die, there is no escaping it. In this case, it was NOT this individuals time to die, therefore he somehow survived what most people would not. Have you never heard the saying before?


Thank you :)