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Cyclist crushed by lorry has leg amputated

A cyclist from Stockton, South London who lost a leg after being crushed by a lorry is seeking road traffic accident compensation.

The 53-year-old man had been cycling to work at 7.30am in February 2011 when the road traffic accident took place, causing him to suffer serious personal injuries. The man had been cycling along Brixton Road in Oval, London when his front wheel was clipped causing him to fall. As the cyclist lay in the road an oncoming lorry drove over the man's leg.

The father of four was left with a smashed pelvis and leg injuries which were so severe doctors were forced to amputate his left leg below the knee.

The cyclist had to endure six months in hospital while he recovered from his injuries and was only allowed back home in August.

Since the road traffic accident, he now wears a prosthetic leg and is reliant on a wheelchair or crutches to get around. His injuries have also forced him to move from his first-floor flat into another property as the building had no lift.

The man is now in talks with personal injury lawyers and is contemplating making a road traffic accident compensation claim.



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