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Family of paralysed man will fight for compensation

THE PARTNER of a Knowle cyclist, left paralysed after being hit by a car, has said she will fight for compensation.

THE PARTNER of a Knowle cyclist, left paralysed after being hit by a car, has said she will fight for compensation.

We revealed last week how father-of-two Andrew Naylor’s life changed for ever after the accident in May, near Hatton Country World.

Injuries suffered in collision left the 48 year-old without the use of his legs and left arm.

But a dispute with the car’s driver, has meant Andrew and his partner Sarah Nolan have been forced to pay over £30,000 to adapt their home, after being turned down for NHS funding.

Friends and family are also trying to raise a further £13,000 for a specialist wheelchair.

“We will have to fight for compensation,” said Sarah, aged 46.

“The driver’s insurance will only pay out if they believe the driver is liable.

“At the moment it’s one word against another. All of my focus has been on Andrew, it has been such a traumatic time.

“But we are going to try in the New Year, although it’s not looking hopeful.”

After months of treatment and rehabilitation, Andrew will finally be allowed to return home in three weeks and remains determined to regain his former life.

“I want to climb mountains,” he said. “I want to go on a beach, I just want to get back into a normal active life with the children.

“I’m extremely determined. If I wasn’t we wouldn’t have got this far.”

To get involved in fundraising efforts towards a wheelchair for Andrew, or to make a donation, email organiser Sarah Connors at sarah.connors@talk21.com.

 

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