A Bristol woman who suffered brain damage after she was knocked over by a van has been awarded almost GBP 2 million in injury compensation.
Alana Lewis was leaving the home of her father-in-law in Knowle when she was knocked down, causing bleeding on the brain and a severe stroke which left her paralysed down her left side, the Evening Post reports.
She now suffers from severe memory loss and is dependent on a wheelchair for mobility, meaning she will never again be able to return to her job as a fitness instructor.
Her mother will also be given annual payments of GBP 129,000 towards the cost of caring for her but the family was expecting a much higher sum.
She told the paper: "We were expecting at least £4 million. This news makes me so angry.
"It’s an unacceptable amount."
The case follows reports in the Norwich Evening News that a 25-year-old woman from Gorleston is awaiting the results of an injury compensation claim after losing part of her left leg in a car crash.