A 47 year old former professional marathon runner has been awarded $800,000 following a motorbike collision that resulted in serious injuries, including an above knee amputation of his right leg. The victim was riding his motorbike when an ice affected driver collided with him, throwing him off his bike into a ditch.
The victim was airlifted to Alfred Hospital where emergency physicians, surgeons, nurses, anaesthetists and radiologists worked together in unison to successfully resuscitate him.
Injury Law Specialist, Sach Fernando, from Maxiom Injury Lawyers said that it was an honour to have represented the injured motorbike rider.
“He really is an inspiration. His survival is testament to the great work of Alfred’s trauma unit. His commitment to recovering from this horrific accident is truly inspirational and he is more than deserving of the award of damages he recently received”.
Mr Fernando also said that more needs to be done on Victorian roads to make them safer for all road users, including the installation of more safety barriers, particularly in high-risk areas.
The other driver involved in the collision was sentenced to 6 years in prison with a non-parole period of 3 years.
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