21 October 2008
Man to receive payout after losing leg in accident
A man who was forced to have his leg amputated after being involved in a motorcycle accident is to receive a six-figure sum in compensation, it has emerged.
Tony Norman suffered the injury when he collided with a competitor in a race organised by the Derby Phoenix Motorcycle Club, This is Nottingham reports.
The 30-year-old had turned right into a cut-through leading to a paddock at Cadwell Park - a track and motor racing circuit in Lincolnshire - when the incident occurred in August 2003.
During a recent court hearing, Derby Phoenix Motorcycle Club was refused permission to appeal against a previous ruling in which a lack of marshals was cited a cause of the accident.
Commenting on the verdict, chairman of the club David Smith said: "We do not think the judgement was right, but it is out of our hands."
The exact amount of the payout to be received by Mr Norman has not yet been decided.