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A postal delivery worker has received a compensation payout after he was seriously injured in a cycling accident when he was hit by a Royal Mail van.
David Thompson, 62, was cycling home from work in December 2011 when he was struck by a Royal Mail van; the Yorkshire Evening Post reported. Mr Thompson was knocked off his bike and received serious injuries to his ribs, chest wall, loin, thigh and spinal lumbar region.
The worker's injury claim against the Royal Mail eventually won him £7,300 in compensation, not only for his physical injuries but also due to damage to his mental wellbeing.
Mr Thompson said: "The impact of the collision sent me flying across the road and into the other lane. I was lucky it was so early in the morning otherwise I could easily have been killed by oncoming traffic."
The 62-year old worker now refuses to ride a bicycle, citing his crash and the mental anguish it has caused him. He now takes a bus to work which adds time to his commute and has increased the costs of his journey.
Posted by Emily Swanson
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