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Coach owner found guilty following serious injury

The owner of a coach company has been found guilty of dangerous driving offences after a young boy fell out of a vehicle onto the motorway. The coach had been taking a youth rugby team to a game on 16 May 2014 when one of the passengers, a 13-year-old boy, leaned on a “defective” emergency door and fell out of the vehicle. 

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Pensioner wins over £80,000

A pensioner has been awarded compensation for her serious injuries after being thrown 15ft down a bus during an accident in Nuneaton. The woman in her 80s, who requests to remain anonymous, received over £80,000 in damages after suffering severe injuries in the accident, including a broken spine and several broken ribs.  She had been onboard a Stagecoach bus when the accident happened in Collycroft in November 2012.

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London cyclists involved in 23,000 accidents

Recently released figures have uncovered that cyclists in London have been involved in just under 23,000 accidents in the last five years.  The figures, gathered by the Department for Transport (DfT), found that cyclists had been involved in 22,988 accidents, with 80 resulting in deaths.  The information highlighted that the most common accident spot was the Elephant and Castle roundabout in south London, with 80 accidents involving cyclists having occurred there between 2009 and 2013.

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Woman injured after being hit by police car

A woman that was hit by a police car that was responding to a 999 call has been left with “possibly life-threatening injuries”.  The 33-year-old woman, who remains unnamed, was hit at a junction just outside the centre of Bristol city centre last night (Saturday 29 November).  Police were responding urgent reports concerning a man making threats with a knife when the accident happened.

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Woman breaks spine abroad

38-year-old Joanna Rose was left with life-changing injuries after a car hit her during her honeymoon in Torrevieja on the Costa Blanca.  She suffered a broken spine, five broken ribs, internal bleeding and serious bruising.  The accident happened when her and her husband were walking along the side of the road and a car hit her from behind.  Mrs Rose is now seeking compensation for the rehabilitative treatment she will require.

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Cyclist wins compensation after hit-and-run

A cyclist has been awarded a six-figure payout after he was left disabled following a hit-and-run accident.  Graham Andrews faced life-threatening injuries following his accident in 2008.  The force of the driver threw him eight feet into the air and he was left on the grass verge, while the driver sped off.  Mr Andrews is now wheelchair-bound and plans to use the compensation money to buy specialist equipment to assist his rehabilitation.

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£10m payout to injured footballer

A footballer with a promising future has been awarded £10million in compensation following a road traffic accident.  17-year-old Jack Farrugia had been a front seat passenger of car when the driver lost control and collided with a stationary van.  He had been wearing a seatbelt when the accident happened in November 2008, but was left with serious brain injuries and was in a coma for a month.

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