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Woman awarded £250k interim compensation

Woman awarded £250k interim compensation

Interim personal injury compensation of £250,000 has been awarded to a woman left almost completely paralysed during a road traffic accident.

Megumi Wilson is now unable to move 99 per cent of her body after being struck in a hit-and-run incident in Wales more than six years ago and can consequently only communicate by blinking.

John Dummett, who was driving the car in question, is now in jail after a police investigation revealed he had fled the scene of the accident and then burned his vehicle in an attempt to destroy evidence.

And in a case heard at the London Appeal Court, it was stated that Ms Wilson's "catastrophic injuries" will leave her unable to lead an independent life, meaning she has been awarded £250,000 as an interim damages payment.

However, she will now pursue a seven-figure compensation sum for her ordeal.

This comes after Vicki Hart was granted damages of £3 million after suffering severe brain damage in a road traffic accident in Yorkshire in 2004.

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Posted by Trusha Vyas