A motorcycle rider in the UK spent three days lying in a roadside ditch after an accident last week. Anthony Margrave left his home after telling friends he was going for a short ride, but wound up laying down his Yamaha just 15 minutes into his outing.
Both Margrave and the bike wound up sliding into a seven-foot-deep ditch between a road and a field, after colliding with a metal sign post. The 40-year-old motorcyclist collected a fractured spine, broken ribs and a damaged airway in the process. A police search party found him three days later after spotting fragments of the bike, and initially thought Margrave was dead.

It was only when an officer spotted him blinking his eyes that he was rushed to the hospital. By that point, Margrave was also suffering from hypothermia. Doctors induced a coma and performed surgery on the rider's airway, but The Daily Mail reports the lucky motorcycle rider is in critical condition, but has been taken off of life support.

Margrave said he was conscious during most of the three days and shouted for help from passing cars to no avail. Due to his injuries, he could not move his hands to fetch his phone or brush bugs away from crawling over his body. Even so, family members say he is in good spirits overall, only becoming upset when he learned his bike was demolished and that paramedics had cut his fairly expensive jeans.


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      A.H
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's one hell of a thing to go through. Hope that he has a speedy recovery.
      Gorgenapper
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just wanted to say....Man vs Wild is NOT a show about survival. Bear takes way too many stupid risks, and it's a wonder he even survives some of them. Watch Survivorman if you want to see the best approximation of survival, as Les Stroud is alone for almost all of the episodes and does his own filming.
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hopefully he didn't drink his own piss or sleep in an animal carcass to survive like some other idiot would.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
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      mmm
      • 2 Years Ago
      what has bear grylls got to do with this story ? i don't recall an episode on what to do if you crash and end up in a ditch.
        voodoo1voodoo1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mmm
        +1 Though Bear did have a show for a brief time which I believe was called "worst case scenario," how to escape from a car sinking in a lake, what to do if you're chased by a road rage driver, but I don't remember the motorcycle crash in a ditch scenario.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      This story should be on Journal of Medicine or something, not on Autoblog.
      AP1_S2K
      • 2 Years Ago
      "paramedics had cut his fairly expensive jeans." I'm just glad they were really expensive jeans
      Caleb Johnson
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hope he does well. My causin a while back went head on with a quad doing 40 while on his dirt bike. Took the paramedics 4 pairs of scissors before they got his pants off that we're for riding, they were that tough. Wear the proper equipment. I always get a kick out of the douche bags riding with no helmet, khaki shorts, Nike shoes and sweet oakleys. That's a death wish.