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Cycling spinal injury - Mark's story

We are very happy and feel very lucky with the way things have turned out. – Mark and Paula O'Neill
When Mark was hit by a car turning right into a side road and he was knocked off his bike he was critically injured.  The car driver promptly left the scene.

Mark suffered a high level spinal cord injury and he is now a tetraplegic and wheelchair user.

Mark had a young family to support but lost his job when he was injured as it was impossible for him to continue in the same role.

Following a long and difficult period of recovery and rehabilitation Mark has now qualified as a fitness instructor, and has twice completed the London Marathon. He is a keen wheelchair racer.

The compensation he received has allowed him to buy and adapt a family home in North London, complete with a lift, wet room, and specially designed kitchen.  The hallways and doors of the house are wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair, and there is an electronic front door.

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