Motorist sued by schoolboy after accident involving pedestrians
A schoolboy is taking legal action against a motorist who ran him over in the hope of claiming personal injury compensation.
The unnamed 12-year-old had been walking along a footpath in Sussex when he was hit by a Toyota Yaris being driven by a woman referred to as PXB in January 2007, the Argus reports.
She mounted the footpath and hit the then eight-year-old and his mother, causing him serious head injuries that left him needing hours of emergency surgery.
The victim now suffers epileptic seizures, headaches and periods in which he is unable to focus on his surroundings.
He is seeking £100,000 in personal injury compensation from the driver, whom he claims was negligent. She declined to comment on the case.
According to a report recently released by the Department for Transport, half of fatalities to pedestrians happen in collisions involving cars that were being driven at 30 miles per hour or below.
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