British Cycling member Ben Skelton has successfully recovered damages in relation to a road traffic accident, which occurred on 30 April 2010, as he was cycling along Russell Road.
As Ben was travelling on his bicycle along Russell Road, the Defendant was travelling in the opposite direction and turned right into Gordon Road when it was unsafe to do so, crossing Ben’s path. Ben had no time to take evasive action and collided with the Defendant’s vehicle.
As a result of the impact Ben was thrown from his bicycle and sustained personal injury, damage to his bicycle and other consequential losses.
Liability for the accident was admitted by the Defendant. Ben received compensation for his personal injury and the damage to his bicycle.
Ben, was represented by Phillip Hunter in Leigh Day and Co’s Cycling and Sports Injuries Team and his claim was supported and funded by British Cycling.