Two pedestrians have been seriously injured after a high speed car accident in Bolton town centre.
Two men, were racing their cars alongside one another on a Bolton road in July this year. It is thought they were travelling up to 80 mph on the wrong side of the road.
An unsuspecting car turned onto the path they were racing on. The cars ran into the oncoming car causing one of the racers to collide with another vehicle parked close by. Before it stopped it managed to hit a 12 year old school boy walking back from a Mosque.
The car then spun into a bus shelter and hit a 51 year old man, pushing him underneath another parked vehicle. Witnesses said that the drivers were ‘laughing’ immediately after the accident.
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The injured boy, suffered injuries to his leg and doctors thought it may have to be amputated. He also suffered swelling on the brain and other injuries. Since the accident, his family has had to have their home adapted to accommodate his disabilities.
The 51 year old man was in hospital for two weeks and had to have metal plates in his arms and suffered a punctured lung. He said ‘This incident has had a huge impact. All my independence and dignity has gone.’
Both men admitted to causing serious injury by dangerous driving. One of the men who was banned from driving at the time of the incident, was sentenced to three years and 10 months. The other man received a two year and eight month sentence.
If you have been injured in a road accident then you may be able to make a personal injury claim. Third party blame must be clearly evident for you case to be successful and the accident must have occurred in the last three years.
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