“Honestly, I thought he was dead.”
When a ride on the Birdsville Track went horribly wrong, 69-year-old Adelaide financial advisor Phil Eley, a veteran motorcyclist was flung over his handlebars, crash-landing metres from his bike.
His friends at the scene, Bill and Lindon, feared the worst.
“Phil and his bike were thrown six feet in the air at least,” Bill said.
“By the time I got there, he was lying on the side of the road completely motionless with the bike just smashed to bits.”
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