A MOTORCYCLIST who says he could have been killed in a crash has slammed the police for their response.

Max Warner spent six weeks in hospital after the crash at the junction of Kingcombe Lane and Dyers Lane, in Chipping Campden, on April 21.

The 27-year-old claims a car pulled out in front of him from Dyers Lane, leading to the crash.

"I remember hitting the car, and landing in a field," Mr Warner said.

"It was scary, I could have died.

"The only reason my leg was not cut off was because I lost so much blood.

"I was awake (waiting for paramedics). The pain was awful."

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The Ascott-under-Wychwood resident was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Among his injuries were broken ribs, a broken hip and pelvis, bones shattered in his leg, wrist and foot, all leaving him in a frame and having to be pushed in a wheelchair when he leaves home.

The self-employed tiler says he could potentially be out of work for another 15 months, and will have to learn to walk again.

Mr Warner also said that he's still waiting for a police report on the crash, in order to pursue an insurance payout.

"Police have been appalling," he said. "It needs to be handled by the insurance company, but they are saying until there is a police report there is nothing they can do.

"But this is now months after. They (police) have not even interviewed me.

"I need them to help me prove it is not my fault.

"I was going at the speed limit. People think it is the motorbiker's fault, but not all accidents are their fault."

After the crash, Godfrey Bell, who lives in the area, called for changes to be made to the junction which he described as dangerous.

Mr Bell contacted the office of Cotswold MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, who said the junction has been raised as an issue with the local authority.

Rhodri Grey, local highways manager, said: “Following a meeting with Mr Bell last year, we have carried out a number of improvements in the last six months.

"We recently reviewed the safety of the junction again and were satisfied that no further changes were needed due to the low level of personal injuries in the last five years."

Mr Warner added: "I saw the calls for changes at that junction.

"If what happens leads to the junction being improved, at least that is something.

"I had just gone out for a Sunday ride with a couple of friends that day. You never expect it to happen to you. It has been a nightmare."

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