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Front page story fear for journalist sidelined by road crash

A 24-year-old reporter who broke both legs in a scooter accident could think only of work as he was scooped up by medics.

Bedworth Echo reporter Ed Stilliard wanted to ring the news room to tell them he was going to be late for deadline day.

And after spending the night in the Leicester Royal Infirmary awaiting several operations, he rang up the office the next day to try to file copy for his front page story.

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  • After being reassured that he could stand his pen and notepad down, Ed was then taken through to the operating theatre.

    Reporter Emma Ray said: “I couldn’t believe it. The only thing he was worried about was the front page story and missing his deadline. Thankfully, we managed to calm him down and I told him to put his pen away.”

    Ed has now been discharged from hospital and is recovering with his family.

    Yet despite being told to rest in a wheelchair for six weeks, he has got hold of a laptop and has started filing copy in for the paper.

    Ed is also going to be writing a blog to while away his time and avoid the boredom brought on by daytime TV.