After the news of a catastrophically injured cyclist who last month received compensation for a hit and run accident, another cyclist has been awarded hit and run compensation after the car driver that knocked him from his bike was traced and charged with reckless driving.
Jack Dixon (59) was cycling his bike from his local station to his home in Great Waltham, Essex, during a September evening in 2010, when a car cut left immediately in front of him to avoid some temporary traffic lights that were situated directly ahead. The car struck the front wheel of the cycle with force, and sent Jack tumbling onto the road – leaving him with a fractured shoulder blade and a dislocated shoulder.
The motorist speeded off, but a bystander who had witnessed the accident gave chase and was able to take down the car´s registration number. Police and solicitors acting on behalf of Jack were eventually able to track down the reckless motorist, who accepted liability for accident and Jack´s injuries. The solicitors got in touch with the driver´s insurance company, and a settlement of 11,000 pounds hit and run compensation was negotiated.