Unable to work or afford a home, cyclist had been in limbo for a year after collision A cyclist who was forced to quit his job thanks to injuries sustained in a collision with a motorbike has been awarded £100,000 in compensation – and says that he can now make plans to get married.
Heath Marshall, 48, was a mechanic before he was hit by a motorbike in Sutton Coldfield in January last year.
With a smashed skull and serious leg injuries he was no longer able to work – or to ride his bike, on which he used to rack up 30 miles a day.
The father of four said he, his fiancée and two of their children had been living in a caravan for the past three years, hoping to save up for a house – but their dreams had been shattered with the collision.
But the out of court settlement will go some way to ensuring they have their wedding – which was cancelled – and a new home.
Heath told the Birmingham Mail (link is external) : “I want to be able to stand up and say my vows and not be sitting there in a wheelchair.”He added: “We […]