Dane survives treatment by Doctor Death

WHEN Dane Scherer crashed his car last year he had no idea how lucky he would be to survive the crash and then his treatment by Dr Death.

University student Dane said, 'fortunately', he can't remember the September 2004 accident or the following week.

He was rushed to Bundaberg Hospital unconscious, bleeding from the left ear and 12 hours later his mother Denise Scherer said they found their son in a serious but stable condition under the care of Dr Jayant Patel.

'My initial impression was he was stand-offish, aloof, not very interested in talking to you and abrupt in his manner,' Denise said.

'In hindsight I would say he was on guard. You would have to think he was aware of it but other staff gave no indication. 'A cold shiver went through me when it came out. I knew as soon as I heard his name on the news.

'When you know the circumstances of the crash and to know he escaped that with few injuries, to then realise the other risks, surviving the crash was the easy part.

'He could have come out a lot worse. Some of the people in the hospital with Dane are probably the people they're talking about now.'

Alan Scherer said they were thankful Dane's injuries were minor and after three days he regained consciousness.

'It gives us peace of mind now that someone was always there especially for the decision making,'' he said.

'It's fortunate he didn't need any surgery. In hindsight you'd have concerns but the treatment we did receive we had no complaints.'

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