A man who suffered a serious brain injury as a result of being knocked down by a car when he was a child has been awarded compensation, according to reports in the Dorset Echo.
The incident occurred in 1995 when Tobias Seaton-Stedham, now aged 20, was struck by a vehicle on the Blandford bypass, situated on the A534, after he tried to cross the road along with some friends.
It resulted in him sustaining a fractured skull and being left in a coma for ten days. He subsequently had to have approximately a quarter of his brain removed and has remained affected by cognitive and behavioural problems since.
His father, Jonathan Tobias, sued the man driving the car and a deal has now been reached concerning the amount to be paid out.
Although the sum is confidential, it is believed to exceed £1 million.