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Car crash victim nominated to be Olympic torchbearer

A boy who suffered severe personal injuries in a car accident in 2005 has been chosen to be an Olympic torchbearer.

The young boy had just started at Chepstow Comprehensive School when he was knocked over by a car near his home in Wilcrick near Magor, Wales.

He sustained a severe head injury, a broken pelvis and a broken left arm in the accident. His left foot was also nearly severed from his leg.

Due to the severity of his injuries he was in a coma for 10 days and spent five months in a locked-in state, unable to communicate.

The boy has since undergone 29 operations, mainly on his leg, with more to follow once he has stopped growing.

Despite being told by doctors that he would never walk again, he has made a miraculous recovery and not only has he managed to walk but in 2010 he took part in a 700-mile charity bike ride across France.

Now 17-years-old, he is in sixth form at Chepstow Comprehensive School and even though he missed a lot of school due to the car accident he was able to achieve six GCSEs. It was for this reason the school nominated him to be a torchbearer.



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