Former AFL star Glenn Archer has apologised after his truck collided with a bike owner, leaving them with life-changing accidents.
Archer stated he didn’t realise he had hit anybody whereas driving in Heidelberg, Melbourne, on January 11, which is why he claims he didn’t cease.
“He simply swerved in and took me out and drove off and didn‘t cease,” Bike owner Mark Vander instructed 9 Information.
“I simply get offended on a regular basis now, mentally it simply breaks you,” Mr Vander stated.
“To depart me dying within the ditch and drive off.
“It may have been so much worse, if I wasn‘t carrying such helmet I wouldn’t be right here telling the story.”
Archer was driving on Rosanna Highway when the crash occurred, forcing the 58-year-old to spend two nights in hospital.
“I’m terribly sorry for what occurred completely,” he stated.
Dashcam footage reveals Archer’s truck working into the bike owner.
Archer stated at first he thought he was being scammed when he obtained calls claiming his truck had hit a bike owner, however then he seen the footage and realised what had occurred.
“I assumed ‘wow, I did knock the man off the bike’,” he stated.
Archer, 49, has been charged with careless driving and failing to maintain a secure distance when overtaking.
He’ll seem at Heidelberg Magistrates court docket in July.
Archer performed for North Melbourne for his complete profession and gained two premierships with the membership in 1996 and 1999.