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Compensation victory for East Preston hit-and-run cyclist

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Graham Andrews, who was left disabled  following a hit and run while out cycling in Broadmark Lane in Rustington  in 2006. He is raising awareness of road saftey following a recent court inquiry into the accident.  East Preston. ENGSUS00120131216170823

L51326H13-Hit&Run Graham Andrews, who was left disabled following a hit and run while out cycling in Broadmark Lane in Rustington in 2006. He is raising awareness of road saftey following a recent court inquiry into the accident. East Preston. ENGSUS00120131216170823

A FATHER-of-three who was left wheelchair-bound after being knocked off his bike by a hit-and-run motorist has now been awarded more than £100,000 in compensation.

Graham Andrews, of Manor Road, East Preston, was left fighting for his life after suffering life-changing injuries following the collision in March, 2008, as he was cycling along Broadmark Lane, Rustington.

The 45-year-old was thrown on to the grass verge and left for dead, where he was found several hours later by two passers-by who contacted the emergency services.

Graham was rendered paraplegic and has been in a wheelchair since the collision. The hit-and-run driver was never found.

Now, he has been awarded an undisclosed six-figure payout following a lengthy court battle – money which he hopes will help his recovery and rehabilitation.

Former engineer, Graham, said: “My life has been turned upside down by the accident; I have spent years trying to come to terms with my injuries and also getting my head around the fact I may never walk again.”

For his full story, see this week’s Gazette (Thursday, June 5).

 

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