16 December 2008
Woman injured in road accident awarded payout
A victim of a hit-and-run incident in Cardiff in 2005 has now been guaranteed compensation that could total millions of pounds by the high court in London.
Bethan Crew, now aged 22, was found to be blameless for the collision on Newport Road in Cardiff which left her with a number of broken bones and permanent scar damage.
According to the South Wales Echo, it took Ms Crew, who was 18 at the time of the accident, nearly two years to be able to walk again.
The insurance firm for Stephen Ash, the driver responsible for the incident, will now pay the compensation settlement - the amount of which will be determined at a further court hearing.
Mr Ash has already been handed a 21-month jail term and a ten-year driving ban after he admitted to dangerous driving for travelling at speeds of 60mph hour in a zone where the limit was 30mph.
Earlier this month, the Telegraph reported that a Welsh man who "openly mocked" speed cameras set up outside a village school has been jailed for four months and banned from driving for six months.