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Ben Fogle reveals ‘life flashed before my eyes’ after nearly dying in terrifying car accident-Alistair McGeorge-Entertainment – Metro

‘I nearly died.’

Ben Fogle reveals ‘life flashed before my eyes’ after nearly dying in terrifying car accident-Alistair McGeorge-Entertainment – Metro

Ben Fogle nearly died in a crash this week (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Ben Fogle had recalled the terrifying moment he almost died in his home village.

The 50-year-old adventurer and broadcaster is no stranger to dangerous situations, but he is now urging for action to be taken on a single track road ‘outside his home in rural Oxfordshire’.

‘I nearly died yesterday,’ he wrote this week in the Henley Standard. ‘Given the things I have done and the risks I have taken, it feels a little ironic that my own near death experience should happen so close to home.’

He explained how the road has ‘no pavements’, which means the road itself acts as ‘pavement, footpath and bridleway’ as cyclists, walkers, drivers and children alike all share the space.

‘Incredibly. Almost unbelievably. It also happens to be the national speed limit. You can drive 60 miles an hour through the heart of our little village,’ he added, before recalling his own near miss.

He said: ‘I was running along the road with my dog at my side. I don’t run along the road because I want to run on the road but most land is private.

Ben was terrified by the experience (Picture: Instagram)

‘I run along the road because it is the only way to reach the fewer and fewer paths and bridleways.

‘A delivery driver driving at the perfectly legal, but obviously dangerous 60mph, careered around one of the many blind bends, threw on its breaks and skidded to a halt just a few feet from me and my dog.’

Ben compared the terrifying moment to his boat capsizing in the Atlantic Ocean or his oxygen bottle exploding as he climbed Everest.

The broadcaster is no stranger to dangerous situations (Picture: Instagram)

‘My life flashed before my eyes,’ he said as he called for a 2mph limit. ‘Someone is going to get killed in our village. Both of my children have had near encounters with speeding traffic.’

Sharing his letter on Instagram, he revealed that the Buckinghamshire Council cabinet member for transport guidance,  Steven Broadbent, has insisted the limits are ‘set against Department for Transport guidance’.

Ben compared the scare to climbing Everest (Picture: PA)

Broadbent insisted there are various considerations for these decisions, including ‘the hierarchy of the road’, the volume of traffic and pedestrians, ‘collision history’ and more.

Ben responded: ‘To surmise, someone has to have a serious accident (or worse) before they will change the speed limit. The problem is that our road is also without pavement.’

He shared a link to a petition, and continued: ‘Love, peace, and safe roads. I’m sure most policies are meant to prevent accidents and deaths in the first place.’

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