Aug 18 2010 By David Baker
The crash scene
AN OFF duty doctor has told of his desperate bid to save a father-of-three after a motorcycle accident on Monday.
Dr Prabhatsinh Chudasama had arrived at his practice, the Ayurvedic Herbal Clinic in Imperial Drive, just minutes before a black Kawasaki ZX6R was in collision with a minicab heading just after 9am.
The biker, who later died, was 29-year-old travel agent's assistant Faraj Al-Saadi who had been travelling along Imperial Drive towards Rayners Lane. It is thought he was coming from his home in Allerford Court, North Harrow, less than a mile away.
Dr Chudsama, 60, said: "I heard a screech and and a bang, and at first I thought someone had thrown something at the clinic. I rushed outside and he was just lying their in front of me on the ground.
"He had blood coming from his mouth and nose and looked like he had broken both his wrists. I was trying to talk to him but had little response.
"At first he didn't have a pulse but I continued to give him CPR and I managed to revive him. In the space of about five or six minutes I had successfully revived him three times and on a couple of occasions he opened his eyes.
"Every time it happened I looked to the sky and thanked God because I thought he was going to pull through. But in the end there was nothing I could do. I was pumping and pumping and nothing.
"It is absolutely terrible. At 29 and with two young children this man should just be starting his life.
"I have been a doctor in this country for 30 years and practised in India as well, and although people have died in my arms before this was really terrible for me."
Police are now appealing for witnesses to the collision, to help put together what happened.
An inquest was opened and adjourned at Barnet Coroner's Court today (Wednesday). A post mortem on Tuesday found Mr Al-Saadi died of chest injuries.
Sergeant Chris Osborne, of Alperton Road Death Investigation Unit, said: "It's a busy stretch of road; there must have been people around who saw what happened.
"We would like to speak to people who saw either the car or the motorcycle prior to the collision to ensure that we have a complete picture of the events that lead to the death of a man."
The driver of the red Vauxhall Vectra minicab, a 38-year-old man, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving.
He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
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