Andrew’s story: How a split-second decision changed many lives
A quick decision, a bit of bravado, and Andrew Leslie’s life changed forever.
“As my head hit the ground, l knew instantly I was in trouble. My body went completely numb. I was paralysed instantly.”
In March 2020 he dropped his daughter off at a mountain biking class and rode his own bike into Wellington’s Mākara Peak mountain bike park.
He remembers what happened next very clearly: the fork in the track, flying over the handlebars, the rescue helicopter.
Andrew had damaged two vertebrae in his neck. “I couldn’t feel myself on the track, so I knew I was in trouble.”
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ACC – April 2021