A would-be Premier League footballer has been awarded £5 million after a crash ended his career at the age of 16. Compensation of £5 million has been awarded to a prospective Premier League footballer whose career was cut short by a road traffic accident.
According to online resource Your Local Guardian, 26-year-old Luke Brock sustained life-changing injuries during an incident in which the scooter he was riding was involved in a head-on collision with a van in Thornton Heath in January 2002.
Mr Brock came into contact with the vehicle when its driver failed to notice he had made a right turn and, as a result of the impact, he suffered injuries including fractures to his right femur, ankle, elbow and both wrists.
In addition, he also sustained brain trauma that led him to suffer from depression and forced him to quit his studies at college and abandon any hopes he had of becoming a professional footballer.
London's High Court ruled that Mr Brock - who requires 24-hour care from his mother - is entitled to an upfront sum of £2.05 million followed by annual instalments of £50,000 for the rest of his life.
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Posted by Francesca Witney.