A motorcyclist, who sustained terrible physical and psychological injuries after being involved in a head-on crash with a van, has been awarded more than 2 million pounds in compensation for a scooter accident in London´s High Court.
Luke Brock (26) from Croydon, London, was riding his scooter along Norbury Avenue in Thornton Heath in January 2002, when a van travelling in the opposite direction did not notice Luke make a right turn in front of him and collided head-on.
Luke, who was just 16 years of age at the time of the scooter incident, suffered a fractured right femur, fractures to both wrists, his right ankle and right elbow. His injuries forced him to give up a potential professional football career and his Business Studies Course at Coulsdon College.
London´s High Court was told that, due to the scooter accident, Luke developed severe post-traumatic stress disorder which deteriorated into major depression. Luke began living as a hermit even after his physical injuries were healed and is now dependent on his mother for 24 hour care.
The court also heard that liability for Luke´s injuries had been accepted and that the case was before them for assessment of final damages only. After some consideration, the judges awarded Luke a lump sum of 2.05 million pounds in compensation for scooter accident in London, with a further 50,000 pounds per annum for the rest of his life to enable his family to continue providing his care.