This is a guest post from Ben Magee of Hugh James Solicitors.
The British singer George Michael sustained ‘superficial cuts’ after falling out of his vehicle on the M1 motorway in Hertfordshire, England.
After the incident, in which the former Wham star was found covered in blood on the busy road at rush hour, it was initially unclear what exactly happened. Fortunately, there were no other vehicles involved or passengers hurt in the said vehicle accident. However, details began to pour claiming that the singer fell from the passenger seat of his Range Rover as he tried to close its door.
The British pop star, whose real name is Georgios Panayiotou, was travelling with friends, when fell onto the tarmac at a speed of around 70mph, hurting his head and ripping his clothing. Hertfordshire Police had to close the carriageway of the road while dealing with the ‘fallout.’ The singer was then airlifted to a hospital where he is still receiving treatment.
Katherine Fox, 23, was the first driver to reach the singer on the road and reversed her own vehicle against the rush hour traffic to allow him to make his way to the shoulder of the road. She later told the media sources that he was “lucky” to still be alive.
Two other people were in the Range Rover at the time, including the driver, but no arrests have been made. Afterwards, a spokesman for the star, who has sold more than 100 million records worldwide since performing Wham in the 1980s, said “George is being treated for superficial cuts and bruises but is fine.”
After hitting his head, the British pop star would definitely be very grateful that he only suffered minor injuries to what is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body, the head. Meanwhile, George’s driver would also be thankful that the damage wasn’t as a result of his error – meaning he can’t be pursued for brain injury compensation by head and brain injury lawyers.