A HUDDERSFIELD postmaster and his mother will be back behind the counter this week - four months after cheating death in a Spanish car crash.
Gary Dobson, 52, who runs Oakes Post Office, was driving with his 80-year-old mother, Joyce, in Fuengirola when their Opel Corsa was in a head-on collision with another car.
Mr Dobson suffered head injures, broken ribs and multiple fractures, including two in his pelvis.
He spent three weeks in traction in a Spanish hospital before convalescing at home.
His mother was also badly injured and suffered two cerebral haemorrhages after the accident.
Mr Dobson and his mother are now recovering well and are keen to get back to business.
The Acre Street post office was closed from December 4, but Mr Dobson briefly tried to reopen in early February.
However, because it had been closed for so long, problems had developed with the computer.
It took around six weeks to fix.
Mr Dobson said: "It's been a pretty difficult time and the business has suffered and people have been inconvenienced. A lot of people have stopped me in the street and asked how we are, which was nice.
"The whole thing has cost me about £5,000, with expenses for hospital, at home and loss of earnings.
"We have bounced back pretty quickly. The accident could have gone either way - and luckily it went the right way.
"But I wouldn't want to gamble on those injuries again," he added.