9 April 2008
British Cycling member, Rebecca Thompson, has successfully concluded her claim for damages after a road traffic incident which occurred on the 27th May 2006 as she was cycling along Somersbury Lane, Surrey.
Rebecca is a serious and competitive cyclist. She was involved in a collision as she was out on a training ride with five other cyclists, who had already passed the third party vehicle. As Rebecca attempted to pass a car parked on Somersbury Lane, the motorist suddenly pulled out in front of Rebecca without looking and knocked Rebecca off her bicycle.
As a result of the impact, Rebecca was thrown from her bicycle and on to the road. She suffered grazing injuries to her chin, knee and elbow and concussion. Thankfully Rebecca made a good recovery, although she is left with minor residual scarring to her knee.
Liability was admitted by the third party insurers and damages were agreed with the third party insurers. Rebecca received compensation for her injuries, damage to her Geoffrey Butler Frame Set and components and cycling kit and other consequential losses and expenses.
She was represented by Anna Hart
in Leigh Day & Co’s cycling and sports injuries team and her claim was supported and funded by British Cycling.
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