A man who was left disabled by a traffic accident has launched a battle for compensation, the Argus reports.
Father of three Matthew Beaver was sweeping up litter between his Fat Boys burger van and his Renault people carrier when another vehicle shunted the car.
As a result of the impact, which saw him pinned between the people carrier and the van, his legs were crushed and he has been informed it is unlikely that he will be able to work again.
The 44-year-old is now suing the driver of the other vehicle for more than £300,000.
Eyewitness at the scene of the incident Matt Long stated: "I got a couple of people to call the emergency services and just kept talking to him while they arrived.
"The damage to his legs looked pretty bad and you could tell they were serious injuries."
Mr Beaver was subsequently taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital, which is part of the Brighton and Hove City Teaching Primary Care Trust.
He had suffered ruptured ligaments, a fractured left leg and an injured right leg during the accident.