Terence Jones, Swanwick, Derbyshire, October 2010

Terence was knocked from his bicycle on a roundabout by a car driver, then run over by a van pulling a trailer, both of which had entered the roundabout from a fast A-road.

Terence spent six days in a critical care unit and three more days in hospital. He had 12 rib fractures, a brain injury, flail chest, blood and air in his chest cavity, pneumonia, two spinal fractures, ruptured spleen, paralysed bowl, friction burns, massive bruising and a mutilated ear. Two and a half years on he still suffers with lower back and neck pain. He was warned that his injuries could hasten
degenerative changes by three years.

Only the driver of the first vehicle was prosecuted. He was charged with careless driving and pleaded guilty at Ilkeston magistrate’s court. He received a £200 fine, £35 court costs, £15 victim surcharge and four penalty points.

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