A six-figure compensation settlement is being sought by a grandmother who sustained life-changing injuries in a road traffic accident.
According to Wales Online, Merilyn Turberville suffered a serious head injury - as well as numerous broken bones and having her ear tore off - when a lorry weighing 20 tonnes crashed into her car on the A4042 in March 2009.
The 55-year-old was returning to her home in Pontypool following a shopping trip in Abergavenny when the accident occurred and left her with severe brain damage.
Consequently, Ms Turberville has no sense of smell or taste and her hearing has now become so sensitive that she is unable to listen to music or watch television.
In addition, she also suffers from persistent headaches, anger and depression and she told the news source that she wished she had died in the crash because of the way it has left her.
"I was a likeable, bubbly person and I enjoyed life," she said of her time before the accident.
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Posted by Francesca Witney