Footballer Injured in Motorcycle Crash Awarded £5m Compensation
A promising young footballer, who suffered serious personal injury after being involved in a motorcycle accident, has been awarded £5 million in compensation.
The Croydon Guardian is reporting that Luke Brock, who was just sixteen years old at the time of the collision, was riding his motor scooter along Norbury Avenue, in Thornton Heath, when he was struck by a van whose driver had failed to see Mr. Brock making a right turn.
Mr. Brock, who is now twenty six, suffered severe orthopaedic injuries in the crash including numerous fractures and also a brain injury which has left him with serious psychological disorders.
His injuries were so severe that he had to give up his business studies course at the Coulsdon College and his hopes of playing professional football for one of the Premier League clubs who he had trials with, have now been dashed.
The High Court in London ordered that Mr. Brock be awarded a lump sum payment of £2.05 million, followed by regular annual payments of £50,000 to cover the cost of his care for the rest of his life.
A representative from Mr. Brock’s legal team stated that the award would allow Mr. Brock and his family to move to a more suitable home, which would greatly enhance his quality of life.