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Road traffic accident leads to £3m compensation pursuit

Road traffic accident leads to £3m compensation pursuit

A road traffic accident that left a teenager paralysed from the waist down has resulted in a pursuit for personal injury compensation of up to £3 million.

Benjamin Woodham sustained a major head injury as well as back problems when he collided with a minicoach as he rode his scooter in Great Barton, Thurston in October 2007, Bury Free Press reports.

The 19-year-old is, as a result of this crash, now permanently disabled and is seeking a damages settlement of between £2 million and £3 million from JM Turner, owners of the vehicle, to compensate for his ordeal as well as to pay for his care costs and loss of future income.

Representatives of Mr Woodham put it to the High Court that coach driver Sarah Turner had been "risking it" when she pulled out of a road adjoining the A143 highway without allegedly performing the necessary safety checks first.

This comes after the Harrow Times reported that a 50-year-old man is being treated for a serious leg injury after a road traffic accident in Queensbury earlier this month.

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Posted by Cheryl Bennett