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Rolls Royce free to couple for wedding after Powick crash

A FATHER who feared he would lose his leg after a horrific crash has been offered a free Rolls Royce ride for his bride-to-be on their wedding day.

Zak Martin vowed to walk his bride down the aisle after a careless driver plowed into his motorbike in Powick, causing catastrophic life-changing injuries.

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The crash left him fearing his shattered leg would have to be amputated but doctors managed to save his limb. The couple had to cancel their wedding at the Holt Fleet on July 1 and will reschedule for next year.

RECOVERING: Zak Martin in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Now Ian Griffin, the big-hearted boss of a Worcestershire wedding car company, has offered the couple free use of one of his stylish cars to make the big day even more memorable.

The 32-year-old of Orford Way, Malvern struggles to walk after he was hit by the careless driver on November 5 last year.

Sarah Chapman, 55, of Holly Green, Upton was handed just six penalty points, fined £250 and ordered to pay costs of £110 and a victim surcharge of £34.

She pulled out of Sparrowhall Lane onto the main Malvern Road in her Vauxhall Zafira, hurtling into his Yamaha YZF-R1.

Malvern Gazette: STUNNING: The Rolls Royce cars from Worcestershire Wedding CarsSTUNNING: The Rolls Royce cars from Worcestershire Wedding Cars

The former Worcester Tech student can no longer work as a production manager at a welding and fabrication company, based in Worcester, nor has he been able to drive.

Wife-to-be Anna Smith is now his carer and the couple have daughter Phoebe, 3.

Malvern Gazette: ROCK: Anna Smith (left) has been a rock to Zak Martin.  He is now determined to walk her down the aisleROCK: Anna Smith (left) has been a rock to Zak Martin. He is now determined to walk her down the aisle

Mr Martin said: “It’s an extremely generous offer that we would love to take him up on.

“We are truly grateful and Anna cannot wait to be taken to her big day in first-class style. Thanks to Ian Griffin at Wedding Cars our special day will now be even better.”

Mr Griffin, owner of Worcestershire Wedding Cars, has four cars for them to choose from – two Rolls Royce Silver Clouds (Grace and George), a Bentley Arnage Red Label and a Jaguar XJ8.

We reported in 2009 how Mr Griffin donated a bride-to-be a free Rolls Royce ride after she suffered whiplash in a horse and carriage incident.

Mr Griffin said: “It’s good when someone has hit a rough patch to cheer them up a bit.”

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