London, April 24 (ANI): A British man has claimed that he is Britain”s unluckiest motorist after going through five car crashes, three hit-and-runs and also being struck by a bus while cycling.
John Child, 45, a mechanical design engineer from Milton Keynes, Bucks, who has even been mowed down on a zebra crossing, is scared to leave his home.
He revealed he has been in ten accidents in the last ten years, and in every case he has had to fight to clear his name after being accused of being at fault.
Child has suffered from whiplash, severe bruising all over his body and even a torn shoulder ligament, and he has also had to fork out for more than 4,500 pounds for repairs to his cars and bike.
“I”ve seen my doctors so many times now after crashes I”ve told them I”m allergic to cars,” the Sun quoted him as saying.
And to add to his woes, the out-of-luck engineer was made redundant from his job at Jaguar in Warwickshire last year.
His catalogue of disasters began on January 24, 1999, when a woman pulled out and drove into the passenger side of his VW Golf as he drove across a roundabout.
“I have been driving since I was 18 for 28 safe years and I have never caused a collision,” he said.
“I used to cycle 25 miles in the evening after work to clear my head, but I”ve given that up now. It”s just not safe to cycle on the roads anymore.
“I still can”t work out why this keeps happening to me,” he said.
Colour-blind Child has managed to clear his name in nine out of the ten disputes but is still fighting a legal battle from an incident in March last year.
His luck may finally be changing though, as he was recently offered his old job back and will return to Jaguar later this year.
“It”s great news getting my job back. I hope this means my luck is turning,” he said.
Adding: “After everything that”s happened to me, I”m lucky to be alive.” (ANI)