A young man who suffered life-changing head injuries in a horrific road crash has been awarded a substantial injury compensation sum.
Marcus Dean Julian, who formerly worked as a builder and landscape gardener, was a rear-seat passenger in a Ford Escort which went out of control on the A390 in 2003, the Herald reports.
After it rolled over several times, killing the driver, Mr Julian was left with broken bones, internal injuries and significant brain damage.
He is now said to suffer from memory loss, problems controlling his emotions and a changed personality.
The confidential injury compensation sum is expected to help Mr Julian’s mother and girlfriend meet the costs of paying for his care, which is likely to be lifelong.
It follows reports in the Oxford Mail that a man who survived five days on a life support machine following a car crash has received a GBP 340,000 injury compensation payout.