07 November 2008
Car crash victim secures £3.5m payout
A man who was left with eyesight problems and brain damage as a result of a car crash has been awarded compensation of £3.5 million.
Daniel Drew was a passenger in a car which was travelling on the A6003 between the small market town of Uppingham in Rutland and Caldecott in April 2004 when the incident occurred.
He now lives with his family and carers and requires constant monitoring as a result of the injuries he suffered, the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph reports.
Through his mother, Tracey Bowler, the 23-year-old - who was 18 at the time of the crash - took legal action against the driver of the other vehicle Daniel Roberts.
During a recent high court hearing in London, Mr Justice King approved the payout deal, which is intended to cover the costs of Mr Drew's care for the rest of his life.
The judge said: "I'm quite satisfied that I should approve this order."