Injuries sustained during a road traffic accident in France have resulted in a British teacher being awarded £1.9 million in personal injury compensation.
According to the Shropshire Star, Gary Bishop sustained severe health problems through major head wounds that have caused him to retire during the incident, which occurred during a school trip to the Alps in January 2007.
Mr Bishop, a 55-year-old man from the town of Telford, organised skiing excursions for pupils at the Kingsland Grange private school - now known as Shrewsbury High Prep School, which has been established since 1895 - where he worked as head of IT.
More than 40 pupils, along with parents and other members of staff, were involved in the crash when the coach they were being transported on skidded on ice and during a case heard at the High Court, Mr Justice Eady awarded Mr Bishop £1.9 million in damages from the coach driver, his employers and their insurance company.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett