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Pensioner compensated after being knocked over by cyclist

A pensioner has received road traffic accident compensation after she suffered serious personal injuries when a teenage cyclist knocked her over on a pedestrian crossing.

The 71-year-old woman had been enjoying a shopping trip in Oxford when the cyclist crashed into her on the city's High Street in March. As a result she was left with internal bleeding, a broken wrist, chipped teeth and bruising.

The woman was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital where staff told her that the injuries could have been a lot worse.

The 18-year-old riding the bike was fined after admitting to dangerous cycling at Oxford Magistrates' Court. He was fined £100, ordered to pay £85 in costs and £500 in road traffic accident compensation to the injured woman.

The injury victim commented, "I'm pleased with the outcome of the court case because the road traffic accident compensation will cover my new glasses and treatment for the two damaged teeth."



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