If you’ve never listened to our podcast (then what the hell is wrong with you?), but for all of you that have, you know ‘Cause Ya Had A Bad Day’ is one of our most popular segments. And for good reason. I mean who doesn’t like hearing stories of people having a worse f*cked up day than you had. It’s just human nature right? Anyways, if your feeling blue today, and think how can this day get worse, just be lucky your not this poor jockey who got kicked in the face by a horse and then run over the ambulance that was called in to treat him.
“A Northern Ireland jockey has told how he was run over by the ambulance called to help him after a horse kicked him in the face while he was riding in Italy. The vehicle broke Chris Meehan’s leg after his mount knocked him out, broke his nose and left him with a gash to his jaw that required 27 stitches…Chris, whose father teaches paramedics how to drive ambulances, was in Italy for a hurdle race when the animal kicked him.
“The starter came over to help me because I was on my back and choking on my blood,” he explained. He put me in the recovery position, with my right leg out straight. As if (my injuries) weren’t bad enough, the racecourse ambulance came up alongside us and reversed up onto my leg. They stopped it on top of my leg, so I started screaming, but it broke it straight away. Everyone around me had to push it off me. You have to laugh, really.”
Meehan planned to return to jump racing following a stint on the flat, but he now faces at least two months on the sidelines before he can do anything. The jockey, who returns to Northern Ireland today for surgery on his leg and face, saw the funny side of the painful incident.
“What makes it worse is my father, brother and aunt are all ambulance people,” he said. “My father actually teaches most people in Northern Ireland and England how to drive the ambulance. It’s just bizarre – you couldn’t make it up.””
So like I said, when you think your down in the dumps after your girlfriend breaks up with, or you just hate working at that dead end job your stuck at, there’s always someone having a more shitty day than you.
Like this jockey.