Wednesday 4 August 2010

The aftermath of being hit by a lorry

A cyclist has made his first trip home from hospital more than 12 months after being hit by a lorry on the A45.

Liam Prior, 44, was representing Kettering Cycling Club in a time trial on the A45 in June last year when he was hit by the lorry near the Earls Barton turn.

More than a year on, he is still recovering from the horrific accident and is in a rehabilitation hospital in Leamington Spa, learning to walk with a physiotherapist and undergoing intensive speech therapy.

But yesterday, he was finally able to come home for the first time and spend some time away from hospital before returning to continue his recuperation.

Partner Jacqui, 49, of Braithwaite Close, Kettering, said: "Liam came home for the first visit yesterday.

"He is still learning to walk and his speech is unintelligible because of the accident damage.

"He has to have a nurse support him all the time