Sussex native Sonnar Murray-Brown, from Chichester, had been riding in the front passenger seat of his former friend’s Renault Clio at the time of the incident, traffic accident claim experts say. The driver of the car, twenty three year old Lee Harris, collided head on with another car, resulting in severe injuries to Mr Murray-Brown’s legs.
The dressage rider, also twenty three, was informed by medical staff that it is not expected that he will be able to compete or perhaps even become a trainer. The young man, who had been tipped as a possible team member for the UK, has since brought a personal injury compensation claim against his former friend, claiming that Mr Harris had been driving too fast, which caused him to lose control of the Renault Clio and effectively cause the accident that effectively robbed Mr Murray-Brown of his Olympic aspirations.
According to the claimant’s High Court writ, which was issued by his legal team, the injured young man had been a highly talented rider with quite good career prospects before the collision. Mr Murray-Brown, who has since lost the prospect of becoming a horse breeder, also has no chance of becoming the operator of his own specialised dressage company, according to the writ.
Further documents submitted to the High Court that Dorset native Mr Harris, of Blandford Forum, has been charged with driving with a lack of due care and attention in the wake of the accident.