January 20, 2011
A young pedestrian, who was knocked down and injured on a pedestrian crossing, is to receive 14,000 pounds in compensation even though the negligent driver who caused his injuries is both uninsured and disqualified from driving.
Liam Brickell, (7) of the Wirral, Merseyside, was just three years of age when the incident happened. Liam and his mother were crossing a road near their home, when the motorist failed to observe a red traffic light and hit both of them.
Liam was badly bruised and sustained cuts all over himself. Many of the cuts have become permanent scars, including a six inch gash on the back of Liam’s head. Liam also suffered from frequent and painful headaches for six months following the accident.
The compensation, which is to be paid by the Motor Insurers Bureau, will allow Liam to have plastic surgery to remove the majority of his physical scars, but the psychological damage that was caused by this reckless driver may take much longer to heal.