Disabled sailor from Liverpool to get bespoke wheelchair

Paul Reynolds Credit: The Royal British Legion

A former submariner from Liverpool who was left disabled by a road accident is being presented with a special wheelchair later.

Paul Reynolds suffered severe head injuries after being knocked down by a milkman near Barrow as he cycled to work

The accident has left Paul unable to walk or talk and he needs specialist round-the-clock care which he receives at St Cyril's Rehabilitation Centre in Chester.

A campaign led by the British Legion and his former shipmates has raised ten thousand pounds for the bespoke chair which will fully support his pelvis.

I'm delighted that the Legion and Navy have paid for this new chair. It's hopefully going to make a big difference to Paul as it's designed specifically to support his pelvis. The hospital has said that Paul won't fully recover from his injuries as he suffered a high level of brain damage, but we can only try and make him as comfortable as possible. I'm just so grateful to the Legion for being there to support him. I really can't thank them enough.

The last five years have been horrendous and it's a miracle Paul survived the collision. But it just shows how strong and determined he is - just like he was in the Navy.

– John Reynolds, Paul's dad