“On the night of 13th of November 2010, just after Todd’s 30th birthday, for some unknown reason he got on his motorbike and took off. Just around the corner from home, he drove straight into the back of a parked truck.
“A neighbour happened to come out of her driveway at that moment and saw it happen. The strap on Todd’s helmet had crushed his larynx and he was wedged upright, choking on his own blood. She got her husband and together they took the helmet off and held him up until the ambulance arrived. The paramedics revived him a couple of times at the scene and then took him to Liverpool Hospital. He was put into an induced coma with a severe brain injury.