24 April 2008
British Cycling member, Steve Gauller
, has recently recovered compensation following a road traffic collision in August 2005. Steve was taking part in a 10 mile time trial when a taxi driver overtook him on a roundabout and then immediately turned left across his path. Steve could not avoid a collision. The taxi driver disputed liability and alleged that Steve had cycled into the back of his taxi.
Steve broke his collar bone and cheek bone, as well as other more minor injuries, as a result. He needed surgery and had seven weeks off work.
, a member of British Cycling, has recovered compensation from the Motor Insurers Bureau
after being involved in a collision with a motorist who then failed to stop. The motorist overtook Richard as he was cycling home from work and then immediately turned left across his path. Richard could not avoid a collision. He broke his right little finger and tore a tendon in his shoulder as a result.
The MIB dealt with Richard’s claim under their Untraced Drivers’ Agreement but as the motorist and his vehicle were not traced Richard was unable to recover compensation for his damaged bicycle and clothing.
Fortunately Richard has made a good recovery from his injuries and is back to cycling.
The two claims were handled by Penny Knight
of Leigh Day & Co’s cycling and sports injury team.
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