03 February 2009
Woman secures compensation after suffering injuries in road accident
A woman who was seriously injured in a road accident six years ago has secured compensation, it has emerged.
During a recent high court hearing, Ruth Layton was awarded a payout of £1.5 million.
The amount was determined in a settlement between her legal team and the insurers of the vehicle's driver.
In June 2003, Ms Layton was travelling as a rear passenger in a car when its driver, Michelle Tocher, lost control on a right-hand bend on the A390 between the Cornish village of Tresillian and the city of Truro.
The vehicle rolled over and struck a wooden fence, causing Ms Layton to sustain head injuries which have affected her memory, judgement and concentration.
The 25-year-old also suffered broken bones and damage to her internal organs.
During a recent high court hearing, Ms Tocher's insurers agreed to a payout.
Approving the deal, Mr Justice Treacy said it was "realistic and sensible", the Cornishman reports.