£1 Million Compensation Case Against The Police
A former Guardian journalist is taking the Metropolitan Police to court following a catastrophic road accident which left him brain damaged.
The collision happened close to Hackney in March 2010. The father of 3, was cycling along Southgate Road when a police car which was on an emergency call threw him off his bike.
The accident which left the man in a coma for 6 weeks also rendered him unable to go back to his original job or in any other type of employment. He now relies on help to communicate his needs, he requires help with eating and is completely wheelchair bound.
The man’s wife began the compensation claim on behalf of her husband. The claim states that there were ‘negligent acts’ by the police who were on a call to a shooting at the time of the accident.
The man has a very supportive family including his sister who has set up a charity to raise funds for her brother’s care. The man’s sister says that although the money raised is great for her brother it is nowhere near enough to support the care he needs.
Since the accident, the man has made progress. He has become a lot more alert and has been able to react with smiles at jokes. His family are said to be happy at his new achievements.
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Published on 11th February 2015.