The Scots founder of an infamous outlaw biker gang has told how he dodged death in a horror road crash.
William “Jock” Ross, 76, was left in a coma after he was thrown from his Harley-Davidson following a collision with a 4×4 in Australia in September.
He suffered serious leg, head and internal injuries but has made a miraculous recovery.
Recalling the crash in Sydney, he said: “I had enough time to go, ‘Oh f***’. I saw it coming.
“They didn’t think I would make it to hospital. I’m lucky to be alive.”
Muscles and veins from his arm, as well as titanium plates, were used to rebuild his leg.
The grandad of 12, who grew up in the Gorbals, Glasgow, is still on crutches and said: “It may look like I’m walking but I’m not 100 per cent.”
Nicola Teo, 24, the daughter of a brain surgeon, has been charged with driving her Toyota Land Cruiser down the wrong side of the road before hitting Ross.
She will appear in court again next month on charges of dangerous driving and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.
In 1984, Ross’s Comancheros gang, which he founded after emigrating to Australia, took on rivals the Bandidos in a bloody brawl in Sydney that left seven people dead.
He served five years in jail for his part in the Milperra massacre.
Ross left the bike gang in 2003 and has worked as a fire captain for 20 years.