12 April 2010
Cyclist seeks compensation over brain injuries
A cyclist who suffered brain injuries as a result of a collision with a car is seeking compensation.
In March 2007, Tara Butterfill was riding to work along Worthing Road in Littlehampton when she was struck on the back of her head by the wing mirror of a car, the Argus reports.
As a result of the impact, the 32-year-old sustained damage to her head which has left her deaf in her right ear and unable to walk for long periods of time without help.
She has also had to give up her job at HM Revenue and Customs, the organisation responsible for the collection and administration of direct and indirect taxes in the UK.
Commenting on the incident, the mother-of-two said: "The doctors were not expecting me to live. I came around and I just wanted to be at home. It was a horrible feeling."
Ms Butterfill added that her children have also found it hard to cope with the changes in her.
She is seeking more than £300,000 for her suffering.
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