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A MAN sliced in two in a horror forklift crash has been accused of faking his injuries in an "elaborate scam".

Loren Schauers was 18 when he veered off a bridge on a building site, fell 50ft and was pinned to the ground under the four-ton vehicle.

Loren Schauers was crushed by a forklift and had his lower body amputated
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Loren Schauers was crushed by a forklift and had his lower body amputatedCredit: SWNS
He has made a miraculous recovery after choosing the life-saving op
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He has made a miraculous recovery after choosing the life-saving opCredit: SWNS
His wife Sabia Reiche has stuck by his side
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His wife Sabia Reiche has stuck by his sideCredit: instagram/loren.schauers

His right arm was severed and everything from his pelvis down was completely crushed.

His girlfriend Sabia Reiche, then 19, said goodbye to him six times as docs warned he would not make it.

And his family was asked to make the agonising decision on whether to let surgeons cut him in half.

But in a new twist, Loren says conspiracy theorists have accused him of using the couple's page of being a scam, the Daily Star reports.

"I've seen a couple of comments that have said like this is a pretty elaborate scam," said Loren.

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Sabia revealed that an entire social media thread had been created in an attempt to debunk the couple as frauds.

"There's people out there that think we're using CGI to make Loren's limbs disappear and that it's all one big scam," she said.

"When we first kind of went viral there was like a subreddit page that was all about how this is a scam and we're lying about it and we're doing editing to make his body disappear and those are just like crazy.

"The conspiracies some people come up with but like obviously we just laughed at it and ignored it because we're not going to let that get to us but like it's just crazy."

In order to silence the trolls, Loren even even hoisted himself up so he was hanging by one hand during the live stream to reveal the bottom of his torso.

After the accieent, a drastic hemicorperectomy op - amputating everything below the waist - was the only way to save his life but his mum and sister did not know if Loren would rather die.

She said doctors agreed to wake Loren, and he was immediately aware something terrible had happened.

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Surgeons then asked if he wanted the amputation, warning: "You'll lose the lower half of your body or you may die in surgery".

Sabia said: “From that moment I knew he wasn’t going anywhere.

“He looked them dead in the eye and told them he didn’t care if he was just a head on a plate, they’re going to do the surgery and they’re going to keep him alive.

“That really brought a lot of hope for us, that he was a fighter, but we already knew that because he was still alive.”

Loren said later: "It wasn't a hard choice to have half of my body amputated — it was basically a choice of living or dying."

Two and a half years on Sabia, now 23, and Loren, 21, are married and live in Great Falls, Montana, US.

They have won legions of fans sharing details of their life together on YouTube.

She has to perform many daily tasks for Loren including changing his colostomy bags and showering him.

Sabia is raising money for a robotic arm to improve Loren's mobility.

But despite the life they have carved out together, people still pester them by asking how they have sex.

Loren aged 18 on a building site in Montana, US
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Loren aged 18 on a building site in Montana, USCredit: SWNS
Doctors warned Loren's family he was unlikely to pull through
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Doctors warned Loren's family he was unlikely to pull throughCredit: SWNS
Sabia has helped him on the road to recovery
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Sabia has helped him on the road to recoveryCredit: youtube/SabiaandLoren
Loren and his wife Sabia share details of their life together
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Loren and his wife Sabia share details of their life togetherCredit: SWNS

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