A PhD student who was hit by a car as he was walking along the pavement has won a five-figure compensation settlement.

Dion Curry, 31, was walking along Ecclesall Road in Sheffield with a friend when the accident happened. The driver of an Audi R8 lost control of the vehicle and it ploughed into a Volkswagen Golf. The Golf mounted the pavement and hit Mr Curry with such force that it knocked him through a nearby shop window, leaving him lying unconscious on the floor.

Mr Curry was in hospital for two weeks with multiple injuries. He suffered damage to the ligaments in his knee and had to undergo rehabilitative treatment. He has been left with recurring headaches and injuries to his back that require chiropractic treatment, and his back is also permanently scarred.

Since the accident he has also suffered psychological problems, including mood swings and difficulties with concentration. This has made it more difficult for him to continue with his studies.

Mr Curry brought a personal injury claim. This was settled out of court and a five-figure sum in compensation agreed.

“If you have been injured in a road accident through no fault of your own, whether you were a cyclist, pedestrian or other road user, you could be entitled to compensation,” says Jason Claridge. “Contact us for claims advice.”