08 October 2009
Cyclist seriously injured in crash receives compensation
A man who suffered serious injuries when a car collided with him has been awarded a payout.
Although the precise amount received by Jason Hudson has not been disclosed, it is said to be substantial, the Forester reports.
In 2002, the 30-year-old was travelling along the A435 in Bishop's Cleeve, which is situated north of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, when he was struck by a motorist who was twice the legal alcohol limit.
The Volkswagen Polo being driven by Robert Weston carried Mr Hudson several yards and caused him to suffer two broken vertebrae, multiple fractures to his right leg, broken ribs, a collapsed lung and kidney and bowel failure.
He had to spend six weeks in hospital and doctors were forced to amputate his leg below the knee.
Recently, Mr Weston's insurers, who admitted liability as soon as he was convicted of drink driving, agreed a compensation sum.
Speaking after the hearing, Mr Hudson said: "I can hardly do anything. It's a depressing situation, to say the least."