The Mirror Newspaper featured MOTIONrehab client, Marlon Laight to show how the he has managed to walk again after receiving intensive rehabilitation at our clinic In Morley, Leeds. Read more to find out his story.  

Marlon Laight removed his seat belt for just a “split second” after dropping his e-cigarette while driving – and the decision nearly killed him. It’s something many drivers do behind the wheel, as risky as it is, and these harrowing photos of Marlon battling for life in hospital reveal the dangers and devastating consequences. The 27-year-old suffered a traumatic brain injury in the 30mph crash and nearly died “a couple of times” as a witness and medics worked to save his life. Doctors told his mum to prepare herself to take him off life support as he lay in a coma, but he is now on a long road to recovery. Marlon, who had part of his skull removed and is relearning how to walk, has shared the photos to deliver a warning to drivers.

The young man, from Grimsby, Lincs, said: “Never take your seat belt off while driving, even if just for a split second.

“The outcome of that action can be disastrous.”

He added: “I hope that people don’t make the same mistake that I made.”

Marlon is speaking out about the crash almost a year on as he continues to recover.

Marlon was driving along Taylor’s Avenue in Cleethorpes, about a mile from his home, when he dropped his e-cigarette at about 9pm on April 27 last year.

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