Fund set up for local man injured in tyre explosion

A donation fund has been set up to support a Banchory man who was seriously injured in a horrific accident in April this year.

Monday, 7th July 2014, 2:26 pm
Grant's journey

Local man Grant Morrison suffered serious injuries in April 2014 while fitting tyres for his vintage tractor.

A fund has been set to assist Grant in his fight back to having a normal life.

Grant’s uncle, Michael Morrison and his aunt, Heather Morrison, are the two Trustees of ‘Grant’s Journey - Glasgow-Torphins’.

The tyre explosion in April left Grant with a fractured skull, swelling on the brain and two broken vertebrae in his back.

He also suffered a broken collarbone, broken sternum, broken ribs, a broken right hand and broken left ankle in the accident.

Grant was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by Scottish Charity, Air Ambulance, where he spent five weeks in the intensive care unit.

On May 24, Grant was transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Spinal Unit in Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital to received specialist care.

Doctors have said it is unlikely that he will regain use of his legs and will be wheelchair-bound, although Garnt himself says otherwise.

Donations to the fund will assist Grant in getting back to a normal life. To donate, contact Michael Morrison on 07900233548 or visit the Grant’s Journey YIMBY page.