Mystery as man left with half a skull has no idea what happened to him
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A bloke who is lucky to be alive after being involved in an accident that left him with half a skull, says that exactly what happened to him still remains a mystery more than two years on. You can see him talk about it here:
Brandon Alexander, 21, remembers leaving his home on his electric skateboard to grab some food at 8:50pm on 11 October 2019 and was checked into hospital just over 20 minutes later at 9:13pm - but what happened in between, nobody knows.
After being checked in as a ‘John Doe’ with a suspected drug overdose, Brandon spent three days in an induced coma.
Brandon, who lives in Manhattan, said: "I know these streets like the back of my hand. I know this skateboard like the back of my hand. There is no way I just fell. If I did just fall, I would have some sort of cuts on my hands because obviously I would have braced myself as I fell, but there isn't any of that.
"There's no camera footage, no 911 call, no hospital footage and there's a very vague hospital report that’s been investigated by numerous authorities. I’ve got no answers, there's no explanation of how I got to the hospital.
"I was checked in to the hospital just after 9:00pm, 23 minutes after I’d left the house to get food, luckily I’ve recovered well following the surgery.”
Although he’s now recovered from the surgery, Brandon was left with his head having a sub growing hematoma and a haemorrhage, as well as a complex temporal bone fracture - the bone connecting the jaw to the skull - which was fractured in multiple parts on the left side of his head. As a result he’s had part of his skull removed - which he now keeps in a ziplock bag.
Brandon adds: "I miss my life, I miss the hustle and I miss waking up in the morning and getting stuff in life done, the accident has left me really helpless.
"There’s definitely some bitterness in the fact there’s no closure because I have this very horrible, traumatic event happening, and yet everyone who has these types of accidents, at least in some way, shape, or form, knows what’s happened to them.
"They know how stuff like this happens, how they fell, where they were and what caused it.
"I know with every fibre of my being that I didn't just fall. The amount of people who’ve told me, oh, you just fell get over it, but I don't just fall, I've put in over a thousand miles on the skateboard every day from point A to point B all over the city.
"I'm not going to let this keep me down though. I'm going to get back to where I was, and if not better!”