Biker who fell off bike wants to thank helpful motorists: "If they hadn't stopped, I'd be dead"

Submitted by Stomper Michel

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A motorcyclist recounted having a close brush with death after he skidded and fell off his bike along Newton Road on Sunday morning (Oct 8).

The victim, Stomper Michel, was left injured in the accident but says he is "happy to be alive", crediting the motorists who responded swiftly and went to his aid.

Michel, who suffered a fractured rib as well as bruises and scratches on his limbs, would like to express his gratitude to these kind strangers.

He told Stomp: "I skidded and fell off my motorbike along Newton Road, facing Velocity, when I was about to take a left turn to Thomson Road.

"Fortunately, the cars that followed me stopped before hitting me. I ended up lying on the right side of the road, with my right leg stuck under the bike (which by the way, weighs 350kg).

"Several car drivers immediately came to help me. I am not sure how many, but I remember three of them."

According to Michel, they helped to lift his bike and manoeuvred it to the side, then helped him to the sidewalk.

"Those three people had left their cars in their respective lanes, preventing other cars from passing until I was safe on the sidewalk (one of them even left his door open in the precipitation)," he added.

"Today, I am happy to be alive, albeit with many scratches and bruises on my knees and elbows, as well as a fractured rib, but I keep thinking about those people who helped me.

"I do not know any of them, and I will probably never see them again, but I want to say a huge thank you to them."

Michel hopes that the motorists will be able to see his message here or that it will be relayed to them somehow.