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Road accident leads to High Court battle

A lorry driver who lost his leg in a horrific road accident has launched a compensation claim against those who he feels are responsible for the smash.

40-year-old Chris Reynolds suffered serious personal injuries in the September 2003 vehicle accident and his 25-year-old passenger was killed in the Merseyside crash.

The vehicle accident left Mr Reynolds trapped in his cab for three hours as emergency services struggled to cut through the wreckage to reach him. He was eventually freed and rushed to Whiston Hospital where doctors battled against the odds to save his life and were forced to amputate his badly injured leg.

Despite suffering from brain damage, spinal injuries, multiple fractures and extensive scarring, he was eventually deemed well enough to go home and left hospital six months after the road accident had taken place.

Now Mr Reynolds, from Ewloe in north Wales, has begun proceedings at the High Court against the driver and the owner of the van that collided with him on the A5300 near Tarbock Green.

He claims that the driver of the other vehicle, Gary Yorke, veered into his lane and caused the smash. He also insists that the van's owner, Gary's brother David, failed to ensure that the vehicle was properly maintained.

Both brothers deny responsibility for the road accident and insist it was Mr Reynolds who caused the crash by swerving out of his lane.

The compensation claim hearing continues.



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