Crash victim wins £1.88m

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Crash victim

wins £1.88m

A trainee solicitor who suffered crippling spinal injuries in a road accident was awarded £1.88m damages in the High Court yesterday.

Philip Gosling, in his twenties and of Great Bookham, Surrey, was a back- seat passenger in a car that crashed when it swerved to avoid another car on the A64 near Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, in January 1990. After the accident he spent eight months in hospital.

The damages were awarded by consent against the drivers Michael Grose, of Crowborough, East Sussex, and Roy Hurley, of Filey, North Yorkshire.