Charley Boorman Breaks Both Legs After Colliding with a Car

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Iconic motorcycle adventurer Charley Boorman collided with a car yesterday in Portugal during the global launch of the Triumph Explorer. According to his own tweets, Boorman has multiple leg fractures and will be operated today.
Boorman became famous after partnering with fellow actor and rider Ewan Mcgregor for a round-the-world trip that was turned into the Long Way Round adventure documentary. After being a BMW ambassador for years, Boorman went on to represent a domestic manufacturer and enlisted as a Triumph herald.

Obviously, the house of Hinckley would have him at the launch of their new adventure flagship, an event that gathered press from all over the world in sunny Portugal.

The circumstances of the crash have not been revealed yet, and it looks like the police are still investigating the incident

No details as to how this unfortunate event happened have been disclosed, and this is most likely because the ongoing investigation is still putting things together.

Despite being in good spirits heading for surgery, Boorman didn't come out too well from the crash. He revealed that he had a broken fibula and tibia in the left foot, and a broken right ankle, with plates and screws needed to reduce and immobilize the fractures.

Boorman's friend Billy Ward kept updates coming and says that he woke up after the surgery being a bit sore, but ready to start fighting his way back to fitness. His right pinky is alright, medical investigations say.

Judging by Boorman's experience as a rider, it's quite difficult to guess what happened and if the cause of the accident was the rider's mistake or not. However, we're relieved to learn that he is alive and kicking, because we cannot forget the mysterious death of motorcycle journalist Kevin Ash in South Africa in the spring of 2013.

To this day, the exact causes of Ash' crash remain unknown, and no unequivocal explanation has been provided to clarify things. Luckily, we don't have to pass through this again, and we're joining the crowds in wishing Charley a speedy and full recovery.
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