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Compensation news – Victim of hit and run receives compensation for injuries

06th July 2012

The woman had been waiting for her husband to pick her up after work in Bromley, Greater London when a reversing van collided with her. The incident left her paralysed from the neck down and requiring 24-hour care.

She was taken to King’s College Hospital but was subsequently transferred to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore where she spent 14 months in recovery.

She had to wait to be discharged from hospital until her compensation claim was settled, as she needed to move into a specially adapted bungalow.

The compensation for hit and run was paid by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), since the driver who hit her did not appear at Bromley magistrates’ court last year where he had been summonsed on a dangerous driving charge.

Furthermore, the details he had given his van insurance company were false. The motorist has reportedly been on the run ever since the crash. BBC1’s Crimewatch programme covered the story, but the man still has not been caught.

The woman who suffered the hit and run accident has stated, “The support and rehabilitation services I have are incredible and it gives me a huge amount of comfort to know I am entitled to this level of care for the rest of my life with the care package that I have been granted. I can now look to the future rather than worrying about what will happen to me.”

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