28 January 2009
Man injured in road accident to receive payout, judge rules
A judge has ruled that a man who was seriously injured in a road accident should get full compensation.
Simon Powell was travelling on his motorbike along the B4363 near the south Shropshire village of Cleobury Mortimer, which is situated by the Clee Hills, when he was struck by another motorcyclist named Neil Auden.
He suffered serious injuries, including facial wounds and damage to his left eye, which resulted in it having to be removed.
In addition, the 45-year-old cannot remember how the accident happened.
During a recent hearing in London's high court, judge Sir Robert Nelson ruled that Mr Auden was responsible for the crash.
He went on to guarantee Mr Powell a full compensation package, expressandstar.com reports.
The judge said: "The reasonable inference to draw is that Mr Auden's failure simply to move further to his nearside on seeing Mr Powell is due to a combination of inadequate lookout and/or inexperience of this bend to be able to take it at 40mph."
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