Coronation Street's Qasim Akhtar who played Zeedan Nazir escapes death in quad ...

Qasim Akhtar, 27, took to Instagram to post a selfie from his hospital bed after suffering painful injuries in a quad bike crash. The actor, who played Zeedan Nazir on Coronation Street from 2014 to 2018 shared the shocking news with his 51,000 followers yesterday, admitting that the incident had been "a huge wake up call". He captioned the post: Took a major L (Lesson) yesterday. Had an accident on the quad bike. Split my lower abdominal, bruised lung, fractured arm and a couple deep wounds. “To be honest though as bad as they sound and as much pain as I'm in right now I'm counting my blessings to have only picked up these injuries and not some life threatening ones.”

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The star also tried to see the positive side of the incident, as he revealed a new-found respect for life.

He continued: “Huge wake up call! I’m already on the road to recovery and even though I’m yet to find the silver lining, I like to see every negative situation I find myself in as a blessing in disguise.

“God works in mysterious ways. My appreciation for life just reached a new level.” 

Qasim concluded the post by encouraging his fans to wear helmets to protect themselves, as he

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