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Injury victim left paralysed after car crash awarded £4m

A young woman who suffered severe brain injuries and was left paralysed after a car accident has been awarded a lump sum of £4m.

She will also receive £300,000 a year for the rest of her life.

The accident happened when the woman was only 16 years old. She was sitting in the front seat of a car, wearing a seat belt, when the driver lost control and collided with a lorry travelling in the opposite direction.

The woman, who is now 20, sustained brain damage which resulted in paralysis of all four limbs.

She had just taken her GCSEs at the time of the accident and hoped to become a paramedic. Now she will never be able to work and will need constant care for the rest of her life.

She took legal action against the driver of the car who was later convicted of careless driving. The driver’s insurers admitted liability.

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