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Boy hit by car at school wins compensation

Boy hit by car at school wins compensation

A boy who suffered severe injuries after he was hit by a car whilst he passed the entrance of his school has received £26,000 in an out-of-court settlement.

As a result of the accident at Hengrove Comprehensive in Bristol in 2002, Thomas Palmer, who was 12 at the time, sustained fractures to his left leg and damage to soft tissue that necessitated skin grafts.

Commenting on the award the boy's father said: "The accident has left Thomas with a disability which will affect him for the rest of his life and no amount of money can make up for what he has lost."

News of the award follows a landmark court case this week in which a motorcyclist is to be awarded damages after he sustained debilitating injuries through no fault of his own in a crash involving a boy who was playing chicken on a motorway.