A pothole in West End Lane, West Hampstead, London, made me lose control of my bike a few months ago. Fortunately, a motorist in a Golf a few meters behind me managed to hit the breaks in time. After my visit to A&E, my only injuries were a broken finger of one hand and multiple bruises.
But then this week I got a SMS from some ambulance chasers inviting me to claim compensation for the accident.
FREEMSG: Our records indicate you may be entitled to 3750 pounds for the Accident you had. To claim for free reply with CLAIM to this msg. To opt out text STOP.
I hope that those two events, visiting the A&E and receiving the SMS, are not connected. If they were, selling my private data would constitute a criminal offence by someone connected to the NHS.