Pedestrian left with 11 crushed ribs and brain damage sues lorry driver following Wisbech zebra crossing accident
A PEDESTRIAN crushed by a lorry and left with 11 fractured ribs and brain damage following an accident on a Wisbech zebra crossing has launched a �300,000 damages claim.
Anatolij Kuzmenok is claiming damages in the High Court from lorry driver Trevor Cracroft of Worcester and his employers, David Curnock and their insurers NFU Mutual.
The writ alleges Mr Cracroft was negligent and failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to brake in time to avoid the collision.
The writ alleges Mr Cracroft negligently ran Mr Kuzmenok over, failed to heed him screaming for the lorry to stop, moved off quickly and continued to drive on despite Mr Kuzmenok’s obvious predicament.
The writ also alleges that Mr Cracroft “negligently” listened to loud music in his cab.
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The accident happened on in Churchill Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, on September 29, 2008.
Traffic came to a standstill as an air ambulance lifted Mr Kuzmenok to hospital. His chest had been crushed and apart from brain damage and fractured ribs he was left with a seriously injured left arm.
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The writ alleges he will never work properly again, may need more surgery and is at risk of developing epilepsy because of the head injury.