London: Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson says he thought he was going to die after flying head first off his bicycle in the British Virgin Islands.
The Virgin Group boss hit a hump in the road on Virgin Gorda, one of the islands in the Carribbean, catapulting him into the road.
The 66-year-old Branson posted pictures of his bloodied face on social media on Friday, showing the gruesome injuries that included a cracked cheek, torn ligaments and severe cuts.
He said: “My life was literally flashing before my eyes.”
Branson said he was lucky that his shoulder and cheek took the brunt of the impact. He said wearing a helmet saved his life.
He added: “My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you’re moving forward.”