Personal injury compensation of up to £150,000 could be awarded to an elderly woman following an accident in a public place in which she was crushed.
According to online resource Gazette Live, Mary Kitching was left in a critical condition after being crushed by a reversing van in September 2008 and was given little chance of survival by medical professionals at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
The 81-year-old woman suffered multiple broken bones as well as serious internal injuries after being caught underneath the vehicle and, consequently, was kept in intensive care for six weeks.
Mrs Kitching was standing on a pavement when Anthony Robinson, an employee of Ultralux Window Systems who has since been penalised for driving without due care and attention, inadvertently collided with her, the news source explained.
This has resulted in a "substantial" damages sum - believed to be in the region of £150,000 - being awarded to the pensioner for her ordeal.
Recently, an unnamed man was granted compensation of £185,000 after an accident at work caused him life-changing injuries, Burnham-On-Sea.com reported.
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Posted by Richard Saunders