Drivers urged to ‘look again’ as motorcycle sales soar
You don’t have to tell Davitt Lavery to take another look when he approaches an intersection – his ‘shark bite’ scar on his right leg reminds him of his crash every single day.
The motorcycle enthusiast knows first-hand what can happen when drivers don’t look again.
In 2011, Davitt lost half the flesh below the knee of his right leg when a motorist failed to see him at a Christchurch intersection and drove into him, pinning his leg against his bike.
“My accident is always in the back of my mind,” he says. “It happened in a split-second, when a driver could have looked again and easily prevented it. It changed my life forever.”
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ACC: December 18, 2020