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Compensation for biker who killed boy

Compensation for biker who killed boy

A motorcyclist who suffered injuries when he hit and killed a boy playing chicken in the road has been awarded compensation.

Antony Young, 37, who was found to be blameless over the accident, has been granted an as yet undetermined sum after pursuing a claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

The injuries were sustained in April 2006 when Mr Young collided with the 12-year-old Robert Davis while he was running across the A4174 dual carriageway.

As a result of the collision, Mr Young suffered a catalogue of injures including broken ribs, a punctured lung and severe mental anguish.

A spokesman for CICA told the BBC: "In this case we have considered that Mr Young was a victim of 'reckless' behaviour on the part of the young boy and therefore entitled to a payment."

Mr Young's damages will be fixed after an assessment of the long-term effects of his injures.