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Man makes car accident claim after life-changing smash

A successful businessman who was left with debilitating personal injuries after a head-on road accident is making a six-figure car accident claim against the driver that ruined his life.

John Stanger, a former globe-trotting extreme sports enthusiast and 50,000-a-year MD for an international textile company, is now unable to work and spends his days lounging on the sofa barely able to watch TV.

The 2003 road accident left him with serious head injuries, which he claims have caused him to lose his organisational and mental processing abilities. He also suffers from a distinct lack of energy and is incapable of playing with his two children.

The driver of the Land Rover that collided head-on with 48-year-old Mr Stanger's Mercedes was jailed for eight months for his part in the car crash and also banned from the road for four years.

Asking not to be named, he told reporters, "I have been to prison for this and have just got back on my feet. I have been made to feel that I have killed someone.

"I suffered brain damage, broke my jaw in three places and had 120 stitches in my face.

"The money in question is a hell of a lot and I know this man needs money because of his kids, but not that much. He has already had a pay-out for his car and for his original injuries."

Justifying his car accident claim, Mr Stanger said, "Imagine a man my age learning to walk, learning to feed himself and learning to tie his shoelaces all over again.

"It is such simple things which define the devastation in my life."



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