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Crowborough motorcyclist compensated four years after crash
8:00am Saturday 9th March 2013 in News
A motorcyclist has received an out of court settlement four years after a crash left him unable to ride.
Owain Sullivan, 25, was flung into the air when he was hit by a car doing a u-turn on a main road.
Mr Sullivan, of Nutley, near Crowborough, was flown to hospital with injuries including fractures to his wrist and cuts, bruises and soft tissue damage to his neck, spine and groin.
He was unable to ride or travel as a passenger on a motorcycle for months afterwards.
Personal injury solicitors Irwin Mitchell helped Mr Sullivan secure a £22,500 out of court settlement from the driver’s insurers for his physical and emotional pain.
He said: “The whole thing happened in a split second and I had no time to avoid the collision.
“My fractured wrists and cuts and bruises healed over time, but it was the psychological damage which took the longest to get over.
"Every time I closed my eyes the whole nightmare would play over again in my mind. It took months before I could even think about getting back onto a motorcycle.
“Both the police and my dad, who had been called to the scene, have since described the aftermath of the crash to me.
“Apparently there was a huge dent that my little 250cc motorcycle made in the Peugeot 206, which almost bent the car clean in half, so I know that I am very fortunate not to have been more seriously injured.”
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