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Home And Away star David Jones-Roberts in motorcycle crash

Former Home And Away star David Jones-Roberts is lucky to be alive after a horror motorcycle accident in Los Angeles. 

In Monday’s New Idea, the 28-year-old revealed that he was riding his bike along Los Melrose Avenue on September 15, when he hit the passenger’s side of a car and ‘went flying’. 

A firefighter at the scene had told the actor: ‘You should be dead’.   

‘I should be dead’: Former Home And Away actor David Jones-Roberts (pictured), 28, is lucky to be alive after a horror motorcycle accident in Los Angeles

David was returning to Los Angeles, where he now lives, after having filmed an episode in Canada for Stan series iZombie.

A car pulled out onto Melrose Avenue, causing David to crash his motorcycle into the vehicle’s passenger side.

‘I tried to get around him, but I hit the back passenger’s side of the car and went flying,’ David told New Idea.

The star, who previously played Xavier Austin in long-running soap Home And Away, tore the quadriceps tendon in his left leg.

Incident: On September 15, David was returning to Los Angeles from Canada. A car pulled out onto Melrose Avenue, causing David to crash his motorcycle into the vehicle's passenger side. David is not pictured at the scene of the crime 

Incident: On September 15, David was returning to Los Angeles from Canada. A car pulled out onto Melrose Avenue, causing David to crash his motorcycle into the vehicle’s passenger side. David is not pictured at the scene of the crime 

‘I had no control over being able to bend or lift the leg. I had to have surgery within 48 hours otherwise I might not be able to walk again,’ David said.

David was lucky to have survived the ordeal, with a firefighter having told him at the scene: ‘You should be dead’.  

David became a household name after starring as Xavier Austin for four years in Channel Seven drama Home And Away.

Fame: David became a household name after starring as Xavier Austin for four years in Channel Seven drama Home And Away. Pictured with former co-star Rebecca Breeds 

Fame: David became a household name after starring as Xavier Austin for four years in Channel Seven drama Home And Away. Pictured with former co-star Rebecca Breeds 

In July 2012 he announced his departure, taking to Twitter to thank fans for their support.

‘Just wanted to say thanks to all my fans out there for your continued support throughout the years. Truly wouldn’t be where I am without you guys,’ David wrote. 

David now calls Los Angeles home and is enjoying a steady relationship with actress Jessica Amlee, 24.

Stateside: David now calls Los Angeles home and is enjoying a steady relationship with actress Jessica Amlee (pictured), 24 

Stateside: David now calls Los Angeles home and is enjoying a steady relationship with actress Jessica Amlee (pictured), 24 

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