19 January 2009
Cyclist struck by car to receive compensation
A cyclist who was hit by a car is to be awarded compensation, it has emerged.
Ryan Callier was on the A361 between Lechlade and Highworth in June 2004 when he was involved in a collision with an overtaking Subaru.
He had been situated by the side of the road and was texting his mother at the time, the Swindon Advertiser reports.
In the initial impact, Mr Callier suffered a broken pelvis and leg injuries. Due to subsequent complications, however, doctors later had to remove his right leg below the knee.
During a recent hearing at London's high court - which is managed by Her Majesty's Courts Service - Jude Martin McKenna ruled that the cyclist had only been 45 per cent responsible for the crash.
He is therefore entitled to compensation from the insurers of the Subaru's driver.
If no settlement is reached in the meantime, the exact amount of Mr Callier's payout will be determined at a future trial.
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