UK: Former Cycling commissioner almost got paralyzed in “deliberate” attack
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UK: Former Cycling commissioner almost got paralyzed in “deliberate” attack

Andrew Gilligan

April 2018: Former London cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan admitted to being almost paralyzed by a deliberate attack!

 

Gilligan found himself involved in a bizarre yet dangerous situation when he received an intentional road rage attack which almost cost him his life.

 

The incident, according to the former cycling boss, took place last Wednesday as he was driving through London when an unidentified black SUV suddenly stopped right in front of him causing him to crash.

 

Life-Changing moments

 

Gilligan, speaking about the horrifying moments, said that he was thinking of talking to the driver when the first phase of the incident happened, but he was afraid to do so.

 

“He looked rather threatening so I thought I should cycle off. He revved up and went straight into the back of me,” Gilligan claimed.

 

“I was knocked off my bike and lying on the ground, bleeding. I could see him racing away. Police were on the scene very quickly and arrested the guy.”

 

A few days later, Gilligan made his experience public on Twitter saying that even though his bike was a complete wreck, he had fortunately escaped with cuts and bruises which despite not life-threatening, made him housebound for an entire week.

 

“I have tyre marks on my shoes. It could have been so much worse. I am very, very shaken — I was very close to being paralyzed. He was not intending to do my health any good,” Gilligan added.

 

“My feet are all bruised so I cannot walk any kind of speed or distance. I’ve been more or less at home for the past eight days.”

 


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