10 October 2008
Woman injured in car crash seeks compensation
A woman who was injured when a car she was a passenger in crashed is seeking damages, it has been revealed.
According to reports on thisiseastgrinstead.co.uk, Stephanie Stratton suffered serious facial injuries and brain damage as a result of the accident.
She was being driven by her friend Adam Roberts when he pulled on the handbrake at 55 mph and lost control of the vehicle, hitting a tree.
The 21-year-old subsequently required brain surgery and spent three weeks in intensive care, followed by five weeks in a high dependency unit at St George's Hospital - a medical centre with a history dating back to 1733.
Ms Stratton is now looked after by carers and her parents.
According to a high court writ, she suffers from epilepsy and weakness down her right side and will never be able to work again.
Through her father, she is claiming damages from Mr Roberts, who was convicted of driving without due care and attention during a hearing last year.