Swansea dad Abdul Chowdhury named locally as motorcyclist seriously injured in Townhill road crash
FRIENDS of a motorcyclist involved in an horrific road accident have told of their daily calls to the hospital which is treating him.
Dad Abdul Chowdhury, 41, of Townhill, suffered head injuries in the accident in Gwynedd Avenue at the junction with Gwent Road.
An off-duty nurse administered emergency first aid until paramedics arrived at the scene.
Mr Chowdhury, who works at KFC in Llansamlet, is being treated at Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales, where his condition is said to be critical but stable. The accident happened at 8.55pm on Thursday.
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Tracy Price, assistant manager at KFC in Llansamlet, said staff at the branch were stunned at what had happened and were in constant touch with the hospital.
She said: "Abdul has been working with us for over a year. The accident has shocked us all. We have been phoning the hospital in Cardiff every day.
"He used to work with us five days a week but now he only works with us on the weekend."
She added: "He makes us laugh all the time and is a bit of a character. It's strange not having him around. Everyone is missing him."
Police were forced to close the road for around three-and-a-half hours while officers conducted initial investigations.
A South Wales Police spokesman said: "A Suzuki Grand Vitara motor car was travelling along Gwynedd Avenue when it collided with a motorcycle travelling in the opposite direction.
"The rider of the motorcycle suffered severe head injuries."
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact South Wales Police Roads Policing Unit on 02920 633438, 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.