A Hampton woman has received a substantial injury compensation payout after being hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing.
Nicola Potts was crossing the A309 in February 2006 when a Volkswagen Golf hit her and her friend, causing a fractured wrist, fractured leg, shattered pelvis and other serious injuries.
"I am used to being financially and emotionally independent and the accident has turned my life upside down," she told the paper.
"Now that the case is settled, I can look forward to trying to get on with my life."
CCTV footage of the incident showed that the driver took no action to avoid Ms Potts and her friend and she was recently awarded a substantial injury compensation payout.
The case follows news that one in five young motorists are driving without the proper insurance, according to research by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, despite the fact that this age group is far more likely to be involved in accidents.