One Worcester-based road haulage firm has recently had a traffic accident claim brought against them for an incident involving a pedestrian being knocked down on a zebra crossing by one of the firm’s drivers.
Wisbech native Anatolij Kuzmenok, of Mount Pleasant Road, is suing the haulage company for £300,000 in personal injury compensation for the injuries caused when he was struck trying to cross Wisbech’s Churchill Road in Cambridgeshire. Mr Kuzmenok claims that the lorry struck him and then dragged him down the street, which resulted in serious personal injuries to his person.
Mr Kuzmenok was injured so severely that it was necessary for him to be airlifted to hospital where he could receive treatment for a serious head injury, a severe injury to his left arm, numerous broken ribs, and crush injuries to his chest.
The injured man has filed personal injury claims at the High Court against both the driver of the lorry and his employers. Worcester native Trevor Cracroft, of Upper Tything, was operating the lorry at the time of the incident, on behalf of Worcestershire’s David Curnock Ltd, which is based in Lower Town Claines.
According to the High Court Writ, Mr Kuzmenok will not only have an increased risk of developing epilepsy in time as a result of his brain injury, but will run into profound limitations in the job market due to his injuries as well.
When sought out for comment regarding the legal proceedings, the haulage company would only state that the matter was being dealt with by their insurance company and the firm’s legal counsel. The firm declined any further comment in regards to the details surrounding Mr Kuzmenok’s injuries.