A Cornwall man who was paralysed when a driver under the influence of drugs and alcohol crashed the car they were in has been granted more than GBP 2 million in injury compensation.
Anthony Bennett, a bricklayer from Dobwalls, was travelling in Jonathan Stephens’ car when the driver hit a boulder on the side of the A390 in 2003.
Mr Stephens died in the crash, leaving his three passengers with serious injuries, including Mr Bennett, who was paralysed from the waist down.
Sustaining a fractured spine, right shoulder and ribs in the accident, he was admitted to a specialist hospital for several months.
Mr Bennett has now reached a settlement in the High Court that will see him awarded GBP 2.25 million from Mr Stephens’ insurers.
It follows news that the family of a motorcyclist paralysed in a crash in Leicester are seeking injury compensation from the driver of the car he collided with.