Nursing bed saved Tony’s skin

Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

After two days of manning the Bakare Beds exhibition stand at CareExpo in Birmingham, Tony Willett loaded a metal-frame Bakare nursing bed into the back of a five-door Daewoo Musso estate and set off south on the M42. The weather was wet, the traffic was heavy and, when a lorry driver pulled out suddenly, Tony1s vehicle came off second best, crossing the central reservation and ending up on its roof in front of oncoming traffic. Bakare Beds director (and owner of the vehicle) Gary Baker said it was likely the metal-framed nursing bed, in preventing the roof from crumpling, had been instrumental in saving Tony from death or serious injury. “When we examined the vehicle after the accident, we could see how the roof had moulded itself around the bed,” Mr Baker said. “Tony was bruised and shocked but otherwise OK. He was very lucky.”

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