At the 2004 Paralympic Games Danny Crates won a gold medal in the 800m T46 race with a time of just 1 minute 57.9 seconds. Danny is disabled as a result of a car crash in Australia. Danny has leant his support to Brake’s 2Young2Die young driver safety campaign and its work to educate young people.
Danny says: “I was just 21 when I lost my arm as a result of a road crash in 1994. My life is great now, but it could have been a lot easier with two arms. Young people should do everything they can to keep themselves safe on the roads. I hope that Brake’s young driver education programmes will help prevent other young people suffering the same injuries that have affected me and some of my Paralympic colleagues”.