Darren Braund, 28, has been left paralysed and with brain damage following a horrifying motorbike accident that happened in July 2009. Mr Braund was left in a coma for two weeks and has subsequently lost the use of his left arm and suffers with epileptic fits. He has permanent brain damage along with other significant health problems following his accident.
The accident happened when Mr Brand’s motorbike, a Yamaha R1, collided with a Vauxhall Corsa on the A4055 Cardiff road. He holds the car driver responsible for the crash stating that the collision was ‘caused by negligence….as it drove into the path of his oncoming motorbike when it wasn’t safe to do so.” Mr Braund also claims that the driver was negligent in “failing to make any adequate check for oncoming traffic” before turning, and “failing to keep any proper lookout”.
Mr Braun’s wife has also suffered as a result of her husband’s injuries. In an interview with the BBC she described how it was very difficult for her and their children to see Darren so terribly ill. She also told the story of how Brian’s “…helmet was ripped off by the windscreen wiper of a car and he landed on his head, resulting in severe damage to his brain and face.”
The doctors that took care of Darren after the accident thought he wouldn’t pull through due to the severity of his injuries. But luckily, it seems as though Darren has had a narrow escape. However, even though Darren got a second chance, his injuries are definitely going to have a devastating impact on him for the rest of his life. As a result, he is trying to sue for £2.5million in order to help him lead a better quality of life after he almost had his taken away from him.
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