18 May 2009
Man who lost leg in car accident seeks compensation
A man who was struck by a car when he was stood outside his shop is seeking a payout.
Alpesh Ramji was hit by a vehicle being driven by David Pelton, the Harrow Observer reports.
The 38-year-old had to spend three-and-a-half months in hospital as a result of the damage he suffered and he had to have his leg amputated below the knee.
A total of 12 operations were carried out on his leg after the incident, which occurred in 2006.
Mr Pelton had lost control of the car he was driving and mounted the pavement by Mr Ramji's shop in the west London borough of Hillingdon.
It is thought that the former cobbler will never able to return to work in his shop because of the hours he would have to spend standing up.
He will seek damages for medical care, loss of earnings, aids and appliances and transport.