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999 Accident Brain Damaged Boy has Compensation Approved

Posted on: November 16th, 2010

A teenage boy, who suffered catastrophic brain damage when hit by a police car on an emergency call out, has had substantial damages approved in the High Court.

Greg Love was only 13 years of age, and just 200 metres away from his home in Bournemouth, Dorset, when knocked off his bike by a police car answering an emergency call.

It was alleged in the action against Dorset police that the car was travelling at speed, without its sirens, and had overtaken a slower moving vehicle just seconds before the impact with Greg’s bike.

Greg, now 17, needs 24-hour care and attends the Victoria Education Centre in Branksome during the week – residing with his family at weekends.

Judge Sir Christopher Holland approved the undisclosed compensation award settlement at the High Court, which had been negotiated with Dorset Police without any admission of liability.