Incredibly, an NHS ambulance that had been called out on a hoax call was on its way back from the station and picked John up, taking him to hospital.
Commenting on the incident to the BBC John said: “If I had waited for another ambulance, I would have probably died at the scene. I had to have a 68-pint blood transfusion because I had severed the femoral arteries in both my legs.”
After having his right leg amputated and treatment on his damaged left leg, John underwent rehabilitation, living life in a wheelchair.
This process was incredibly difficult for John, who understandably found it hard to accept his disability that he acquired through no fault of his own, this led him to struggle mentally.
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