Icy road crash victim launches landmark injury compensation claim

A motorist who was seriously injured in a crash on an icy road has launched a car accident compensation claim against highways officials that could affect how future claims are handled.

The unnamed victim, 47, spent two days on a life support machine after a crash on an icy road on January 21st this year, the Daily Express reports.

He has now launched an injury compensation claim against the Highways Agency for failing to grit the surface on a stretch of the A30 in Devon and Cornwall properly, which he believes led to his accident.

However, officials from the authority say that the road had been gritted with salt earlier in the day, which was later washed away by hail and showers.

It follows news that a trainee police officer who suffered head and chest injuries when a police vehicle crashed into a tree has been awarded GBP 2 million in injury compensation.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19455220-ADNFCR

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