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Woman who suffered brain damage in crash to receive compensation

Woman who suffered brain damage in crash to receive compensation
A woman who sustained serious injuries in a road accident in 2004 is to receive a considerable sum in compensation.

Deborah Parkes was struck by a van whose driver was attempting to overtake a car which turned into its path.

The van was deflected on to the pavement, striking her as she walked to work.

As a result of the force of the impact, she will require care for the rest of her life.

She had to spend a number of months in hospital after the incident and has lived in a series of care homes since.

Recently, car driver Simon Bowyer won the right to appeal a previous ruling which would have seen his insurers foot the bill.

He claimed that Daniel Clark - who was in control of the van - should have taken more care when overtaking.

As a result, the case will go to the Court of Appeal - which hears all appeals in leading cases of civil and family justice.