Dad Had Part Of His Skull Removed After Being Hit By Bus Wing Mirror
A man who had to have part of his skull removed after he was hit by a bus wing mirror has spoken out about his life-changing injuries.
Garon White, from Sheffield, was left in a coma for 17 days after he was hit in the face and knocked down by a bus wing mirror in November 2018.
The dad-of-four, 26, was left so badly injured that police initially treated the incident as a potentially fatal and told his family to expect the worst.
Speaking about the incident, Garon said: "My life has been completely turned upside down.
"My brain injury means I don't know what the future holds for me but I am trying to remain positive and look to the future rather than the past.
"I just hope that by speaking out drivers are aware of the damage they can cause and take care when driving."
The driver Antony Naylor, 51, pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene and was sentenced to 12 months suspended for 18 months.
Appearing at Sheffield Crown Court last week, Naylor was sentenced to 12 months suspended for 18 months.
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He was also disqualified from driving for two years and will have to take an extended retest after this.
Garon, had been to a takeaway and was crossing a road when he was hit by the wing mirror. He was rushed to hospital where he had surgery to remove part of his skull and was in a coma for 17 days.
He was discharged on Christmas eve 2018, but will have to undergo further surgery to place metal plates into his skull - until then he has to wear protective headgear.
"The extent of my injuries mean I cannot recall what happened," he said. "But I understand we had crossed the traffic lane which runs away from the city and were waiting to cross the inbound lane when the incident happened.
"Apparently I was knocked unconscious. The only thing I remember is waking up in hospital. It was hugely distressing and confusing, while it was also a huge shock when I was told what had gone on.
"I could only imagine how upset and anxious Demi [his partner] and the rest of the family were at that time.
"From what I was told about the crash, being allowed home from hospital was the best Christmas present I could have ever wished for."
He added: "I now want to focus on my recovery and spending time with my family."
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