Oxted mechanics rushed to help motorbiker after crash
A PAIR of quick-thinking mechanics came to the aid of a motorcyclist after he was involved in a crash outside a petrol station.
According to witnesses, the biker was flung more than 10 feet through the air after his orange Honda bike collided with a grey Peugeot 207 at the junction of Church Lane and Godstone Road in Oxted, at about 10.20am last Thursday.
Glenn Sone, 32, and his colleague at Oxted's DP Storrier garage Sean Parma, 21, were in the Total petrol station across the road when they heard the crash and rushed outside to help the fallen man.
Others who saw the accident came over to help and directed traffic around the scene.
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Mr Sone, from Caterham, said: "We were at the petrol garage, we heard a noise and then it was quiet and then there was someone lying on the floor.
"He must have shot quite a long way, where he was lying. He wanted to get up and we were trying to stop him. He kept saying he felt fine, but he wasn't.
"I gave him some basic first aid and people came from across the road to help. People were directing traffic and there were loads of onlookers helping out trying to make the area a bit safer.
"After I'd given him first aid a GP who had been passing by came and she took over until the ambulance arrived."
Mr Parma, from Hurst Green, added: "We were both in the petrol station and we just heard it. The guy wanted to get up and he kept trying to take his helmet off so we just kept him on the floor and made sure he didn't move and made sure he was ok. His arm was broken and his back and leg looked bad."
Jeevetha Jaichandran, 26, from Croydon, works in the Total garage.
She said: "I remember it was very busy and then we heard this sound, we looked outside and there had been an accident. The motorbike was in the road and I saw the driver lying on the ground."
Police and ambulance attended the scene and the biker – who is in his sixties – was taken to the Royal Sussex Hospital with a fractured wrist and back pain. No-one was arrested in connection with the incident.