A MIDDLEWICH man who tragically lost his legs in an horrific motorbike accident has travelled to Westminster to debate road safety issues.

James Harrold, of Cedar Close, travelled to Westminster to take part in an influential debate on the issue with politicians and road safety industry experts.

The charity Fixers’ ‘Road Savvy Forum: Young People Speak Out’ event was held as the Government prepares to launch its ‘Making Roads Safer’ Green Paper in a bid to reduce the number of young people dying on the roads.

James, 20, who is signed up as a ‘fixer’ for the charity said: “I feel passionate about improving road safety in young people because I was in a motorbike accident. I lost both my legs, and I don’t really want this to happen to anyone else in the future.

“The Government needs to listen to young people who have been in road accidents, such as me, so it doesn’t happen again. We need to get this sorted before anything else seriously bad happens. Young people’s voices need to be heard.”

James sustained horrific injuries and 'died' four times.

James lost both his legs after a horrendous bike accident in February last year. He sustained horrific injuries and ‘died’ four times. He spent three months in hospital and one month in rehab. He has also lost a friend who died in a motorbike accident on the same road in March this year.

Joining James at the debate was Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond MP, who is overseeing the Government’s Green Paper on the issue.

Following his participation in the Fixers debate, Mr Hammond said: “I was really impressed by the depth of thought and also the practicality of some of the solutions the young people were bringing forward. Like the Fixers I am absolutely passionately committed to getting this right.”

Fixers works with young people across the UK who are determined to build a ‘Fixer Nation’ and has supported around 9,000 young people across the UK to have an authentic voice in their community.