A lorry driver who was severely hurt after his lorry was blown over by strong winds has been awarded GBP 86,000 in injury compensation.
Brian Young, 54, was driving on the A68 in County Durham when a gust of wind toppled the lorry onto its side, trapping him in the cabin, Chronicle Live reports.
He suffered a shattered left wrist, a broken ankle and shin as well as sustaining cuts across his right eye and multiple tears to his shoulder muscles.
It took nearly an hour for emergency services to cut him free from the wrecked vehicle.
Mr Young’s former employer TDG had a total of eight heavy goods vehicles turn over in high winds last year and has agreed to pay him GBP 86,000 in injury compensation, although it did not admit liability.
It follows news that a 74-year-old woman who was injured when a barrier smashed through her windscreen at Doncaster Racecourse is seeking injury compensation.