Compensation of £4.65 million is being sought by a motorcycle paramedic who had a leg amputated during a road traffic accident.
John Brown lost his left leg when a van cut across his path and trapped the limb in between two vehicles while he was riding along Walsall Road in Pelsall, West Midlands, in 2007, the Express and Star reports.
The 50-year-old had worked for the West Midlands Ambulance Service for 13 years but told the High Court that he is no longer able to carry out the job he "loved", adding that he "lost something he cannot replace".
"There is very little in my life these days that compares to the satisfaction I got from that job," he added.
Furthermore, the claimant said the accident has affected his ability to continue with his "passion" of motorcycling.
The driver of the van has admitted liability for the accident that ended Mr Brown's career, but the two parties have not yet come to an agreement regarding the amount of compensation he is entitled to.
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Posted by Francesca Witney