Richard Branson Survives Bloody Bike Crash

Richard Branson has a new lease on life.

The 66-year-old billionaire and Virgin Group founder survived a terrible bike accident in the British Virgin Islands this week, and turned to social media and his company's website on Friday to share how he miraculously cheated death.

"I was heading down a hill towards Leverick Bay when it suddenly got really dark and I managed to hit a 'sleeping policeman' hump in the road head on," Branson explained on his Virgin.com blog. "The next thing I knew, I was being hurled over the handlebars and my life was literally flashing before my eyes. I really thought I was going to die. I went flying head-first towards the concrete road, but fortunately my shoulder and cheek took the brunt of the impact, and I was wearing a helmet that saved my life."