Accident victim of careless driving receives injury compensation

David Tucker from Burton on Trent was walking across a pedestrian crossing on Eastern Avenue, Lichfield, when a driver who had failed to stop at a red light hit David side on knocking him to the ground.

The 57-year-old underwriter was knocked unconscious and was taken to Burton Hospital for treatment.

A broken knee left David immobilised and off work for five months which included three months of intensive physiotherapy after he had got over the shock of the accident and the surgery.

David said: “It was very traumatic after my accident. Getting over the shock of being knocked down and unconscious was tough but adjusting to life with a broken knee made it all the harder.

“I relied on my wife to help me with everyday tasks as I wasn’t able to do anything for myself. My knee will never be as strong as it was. I can’t stand on my leg for long periods of time and I can’t sit down for too long either because my knee gets very stiff.”