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Student involved in hit and run, and his solicitors, call for improved road safety

02nd November 2012

The young man, who had been attending Sheffield Hallam University and was on a night out, had been waiting to cross a road when he was stuck by a Vauxhall Astra as it hit another vehicle at a junction and the driver lost control.

As a result of the collision the student sustained numerous injuries, and required pins to be inserted into his thigh to repair a fracture, as well as suffering serious cuts to his arms, hands, and face.

He was wheelchair dependant for several weeks, and states that he “ended up feeling helpless stuck on my Mum’s sofa unable to properly dress and wash myself,” when he had planned on getting a job over the summer.

Furthermore, he states that despite the fact that he has recovered well due to physiotherapy treatment, he still feels nervous around busy roads and as a passenger in vehicles.

He has now returned to university and states that he is “getting back on track” after having had to delay some exams.

The young man’s road accident solicitors hope that this case brings to the fore the dangers of driving carelessly, especially when it is dark and visibility is poor.

The claimant received £27,500 for the injuries he sustained in the hit and run accident, and for the costs of his rehabilitation.

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