22 July 2009
Man seriously injured in motorbike crash seeks compensation
A man who sustained serious injuries when the frame of the motorbike he was riding allegedly split in two is seeking compensation.
Alan Jackson was taking part in a practise event for the Isle of Man's Manx Grand Prix, which is intended for bikes of between 350cc and 500cc.
While riding his Suzuki, it dropped away from him and he lost control.
Due to the severe nature of the injuries he suffered, he had to be airlifted to hospital, the Lancashire Evening Post reports.
The 29-year-old, who has since given up his £40,000-a-year job due to his injuries, is seeking damages of more than £300,000.
He claims that his left leg is nearly an inch shorter than his right leg.
Mr Jackson is taking legal action against Suzuki, alleging it was negligent because the bike frame's welds were not strong enough.
He also suggests that the firm failed to conduct suitable tests.