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Injured holiday maker receives pay out

Injured holiday maker receives pay out

A woman from South Normanton has been awarded compensation following a traffic accident in Spain, the Derby Evening Telegraph reports.

According to solicitors, Margaret West was using a pedestrian crossing when a car struck her.

During the incident, which occurred while she was holidaying in Malaga in 2001, she sustained a fractured leg and shoulder, as well as a head injury which required stitches.

Ms West was forced to take early retirement from her job at Kings Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield as a result of her injuries.

She told the publication: "I found that I was unable to fulfil my role properly because of the injuries I suffered and knew I could not carry on working."

Ms West had been due to take legal action against the driver's insurers, however, the company has settled out of court and agreed to a "substantial five-figure sum".

Malaga is a popular destination for British tourists and is situated in southern Spain on the Costa del Sol.