Jerry Pomroy, Woodbridge, Sufoolk, September 2009

Jerry was hit by a car driver who had approached from the opposite direction and turned right across his path ‘broadsiding’ him. The driver claimed he had been dazzled by sunlight. Jerry hit the car’s bonnet and windscreen and landed head first 5 metres away.

Jerry suffered severe concussion, a broken nose, crushed nasal cartilage, a broken front tooth requiring root canal surgery, whiplash, and multiple facial cuts and bruising to his body. He couldn’t work for 5 months.

The driver was convicted of careless driving and received 6 penalty points and a £250 fine. He did not lose his licence, despite a police recommendation that he should do so.

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