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Amputee back on his feet

A Lancashire man who lost his leg in a horrific motorbike accident is walking again thanks to the fitting of a new artificial leg.

Georg Vollings from Leyland collided with a lamppost in July 2006, only hours after forking out 3,500 for a Yamaha 600cc. His left leg was ripped off in the motorcycle accident and, lucky to be alive, he was rushed to hospital with serious personal injuries.

But now, not much more than six months later, 47-year-old Georg is up and about and can't wait to walk into his local to surprise his mates.

"I'll probably only have two or three pints though because it's new and I'm still getting used to it so I have to concentrate otherwise I'll end up on my backside," he told local reporters.

Georg, a self-emplyed heating engineer who moved to the UK from Germany 20 years ago, shocked doctors with the speed at which he put the motorbike accident behind him and mastered the use of his new leg.

He now hopes to be able to walk without sticks in the very near future and said, "My first step is walking without any aids, then I hope to get back to work.

"I'll probably be able to do a few small jobs by the end of February. Then my third step will be to have a bit of a go on a bike."

 
 
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