Blackburn native Zahid Hussain, from Boxwood Street, had been walking along Shearwater Drive when a silver Volkswagen Golf careered into him and knocked him over, according to the man’s car accident claim. Mr Hussain, who had been living with Sophia, his wife, and Jasmina and Sophina, his two daughters, at the time of the incident, sustained life threatening injuries in the collision, including severe brain swelling and four fractures to his skull; while he is once again able to walk, the accident has left him with lingering psychological issues due to his serious brain trauma.
The insurance provider of the driver of the vehicle that struck Mr Hussain has settled with the injured man’s family by providing him with a compensation award of £300,000 for the man’s pain, suffering, and continuing care needs. The High Court in London approved the settlement amount to be paid to Mr Hussain, who was only twenty six years old at the time of the incident, and the compensation will be used to provide improved living conditions for the injured man, who now resides with his father in London.
One of Mr Hussain’s legal team members remarked in the wake of the news that the cash would allow the man to live more independently, yet still give him the ability to remain close to his father. The insurance company of the unnamed driver did not take the opportunity to comment on the compensation award, nor did they comment on the nature of Mr Hussain’s injuries.