Personal injury news
Moped accident claim could follow Lancing crash
A 16-year-old boy, with the help of a representative or his family, may choose to make a moped accident claim for his injuries suffered in a crash.
The incident occurred when the victim was riding his moped in Tower Road in Lancing, West Sussex when he was in a collision with a car.
The boy suffered serious head injury and was taken to Worthing Hospital for immediate medical treatment, and subsequently transferred to Hurstwood Park Hospital in Haywards Heath.
The driver of the vehicle, who was in his 20s, reportedly suffered no personal injury.
Sussex Police is now asking witnesses of the collision to come forward with any information they may have. Witness statements may help officers with their investigation and aid them in determining who is liable for the teenager's injuries.
If the motorist is found guilty of causing the accident through dangerous or careless driving then the family of the casualty or the young boy himself, with representation, could decide to make a moped accident claim against the driver.
However, if investigating officers come to the conclusion that the accident occurred through the actions of the victim himself, it is unlikely that he or his family could claim any personal injury compensation from the other road user.