Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the founder of Virgin Group, which comprises of more than 400 companies.
The Virgin billionaire suffered a cracked cheek, torn ligaments and cuts and bruising to his body .The crash occurred on Monday night. The accident occurred on Virgin Gorda, one of the British Virgin Islands.
It is reported that he was with his two children, Holly and Sam, when he hit a road hump as they headed down a hill in the dark.
“The next thing I knew, I was being hurled over the handlebars and my life was literally flashing before my eyes,” he said. “I really thought I was going to die. I went flying head-first towards the concrete road, but fortunately my shoulder and cheek took the brunt of the impact, and I was wearing a helmet that saved my life.”
The billionaire took to twitter to tell his numerous twitter followers to forget his injuries. He posted a picture of himself sipping a liquid substance through a straw.
The 66-year-old said his bike disappeared over the side of a cliff and he was left counting his blessings that he was alive and not more seriously injured.
His assistant was the first to arrive on the scene followed by another member of his team who sprinted up the hill. They took him home and patched him up before he flew to Miami for scans.
Branson said it was one of many brushes with death he has had over the years. These include being rescued along with other crew members from his capsized speedboat when attempting the fastest-ever Atlantic crossing in 1985.