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Taxi Passenger Injured In Collision Urges Motorists To Drive Carefully

Expert Lawyers Secure Justice For Man Forced To Take Time Off Work To Recover


By Helen MacGregor

A man who suffered serious injuries when the black cab he was a passenger in was struck by another car has spoken of his ordeal in the hope of raising awareness about road safety.

Trevor Vaughan, from Sutton Coldfield, was travelling home after seeing friends in December 2011 when another car collided with a stationary vehicle, which led to it hitting the taxi causing him to be thrown forwards into the Perspex glass.

The 47-year-old suffered a fractured wrist, broken big toe, minor head injury and cuts to his lower back and right shoulder which left him needing treatment in hospital, rehabilitation and over a month off work.

Trevor, an accounts manager, instructed personal injury experts at law firm Irwin Mitchell and has now received a five-figure settlement from the motorist’s insurance company for his pain, suffering and to cover his physiotherapy.

Sophie Davies, a specialist lawyer at Irwin Mitchell representing him, said: “Trevor suffered nasty injuries as a result of the driver of another vehicle not paying attention and crashing into a stationary car, which led to the cab he was travelling in being hit.

“He needed hospital treatment for the injuries he suffered and was forced to take a significant amount of time off work because of the pain he was in and the injuries meant his movements were limited.

“We hope the settlement provides Trevor with closure following his ordeal so he can begin to move forward with his life without the legal battle hanging over him.”

Trevor was rushed to hospital by ambulance following the incident and was admitted for 24 hours so he could be monitored and have his injuries strapped up.

Trevor said: “The injuries I suffered had a significant impact on my life and left me in a lot of pain meaning I had to take over a month off work which was very frustrating.

“If the driver had been paying attention to the road and his surroundings the incident would have been prevented and I would not have suffered like I have.

“I hope that my story acts as a warning to all motorists about the importance of careful driving to prevent anyone else from going through a similar ordeal.”

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