AN organ donation campaigner is recovering at home after coming off his bicycle following a collision with a car.

Michael Amies, the former chairman of the Worcestershire Organ Donation Committee, was treated at the scene outside Boots in Pershore High Street on Friday afternoon before being taken to hospital.

The 83-year-old said yesterday he is still “battered and bruised” but did not suffer any serious injuries.

An off-duty paramedic and nurse were also at the scene prior to ambulance crews arriving, a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said.

Mr Amies didn’t like to talk too much about the incident but said he was coming down the road from the traffic lights before “coming off the bike” but wasn’t entirely sure what happened.

It is believed he collided with a passenger as they got out of the car, but he did not wish to lay any blame. Witnesses had claimed it was a hit and run but Mr Amies confirmed that was not the case.

“I’m fine and back at home, I wasn’t kept in hospital,” he continued. “The staff were incredible, they patched me back up.”

Town councillor Val Wood previously told us she had seen the aftermath of the incident as she was walking back from the foodbank. She said she saw one ambulance parked at the scene, with paramedics tending to Mr Amies, who appeared to have injured his head.

An ambulance spokesman said they received a call at 3.45pm to reports of the collision and an elderly patient was treated for injuries “not believed to be serious”. He was then taken to Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.