A cyclist has recently received a substantial compensation payment after being seriously injured in a road traffic accident. He had been out for a ride near to his house as part of a fitness regime.At the time of the accident he had been riding along a busy urban road. As a car pulled out from behind him to overtake, it clipped the side of his bike. This caused him to fall off his bike and land on his back.
A man has recently received a substantial compensation payment after being involved in a road traffic accident. He is in his seventies and has been severely physically and mentally affected by the crash.
A woman has recently received compensation after being struck by a car while walking on the pavement.She had been out walking near her home when the accident occurred. As a car turned the corner in front of her it mounted the pavement and hit her. The impact caused her to sustain a fractured leg and as a result she had to undergo several reparatory operations. After the operation she had to wear an ilizaroz frame for 6 months which caused her severe discomfort and greatly reduced her mobility. She still struggles to walk normally which has had a detrimental effect on her life.
A 30 year-old woman has received compensation after being injured in a cycling accident. The Londoner, who has since emigrated to Canada, made the compensation claim after the council failed to maintain the road that she had been cycling on.The injury occurred as she was cycling home from work in London. On her way home her front wheel hit a pothole in the road. This caused her to lose control of her bicycle and tip over the handlebars head first.
The Department for Transport has published a report which shows that the number of people killed in road traffic accidents involving drinking and driving has decreased. The report showed that the number of deaths had dropped by 5% from 2008 to 2009. The number of serious casualties also fell, as did the number of less serious injuries sustained.