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Back injury claim news – Cyclist receives undisclosed sum in compensation

05th April 2012

The lady had been cycling in Buckinghamshire when a vehicle collided with her and caused serious damage to her spine. She is now wheelchair bound.

The car had been driven by an 89-year-old man and an investigation revealed that his poor eyesight meant that he was not legally fit to drive.

Whereas the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) requires motorists to be able to read a registration plate from 20 metres away, the elderly driver was only able to read one at a distance of 4.87 metres.

The injured woman states, “My life changed dramatically after the collision and I strongly feel eye tests should be implemented for older drivers. If these eye tests were compulsory perhaps horrible accidents like this could be avoided in the future.”

Now that the cycling accident victim has received spinal injury compensation she says she will use the money to move into a specially adapted new home with her husband.

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