This article was published on May 14th, 2012
A minibus passenger in South Wales is lodging a claim for hundreds of thousands of pounds after she was thrown through the open doors of the bus when she reached to accept a bottle of Lucozade from the driver.
The 21-year-old lodged the claim against the driver of the minibus and the bus firm when she discovered she had suffered serious head injuries as a result of the accident.
The accident is believed to have been caused when the bus went over a speed bump as she got out of her seat to accept the drink.
The passenger’s claim shows that she is seeking damages of more than £300,000 including a personal injury claim of more than £1,000.
The woman was left in a coma for a week following the accident and had to undergo surgery after suffering a blood clot in her brain, and bleeding in the brain.
She now also claims that she suffers post-traumatic migraines as a result of the accident.
“She continues to suffer from post-traumatic migrainous, episodic headaches and from cognitive and psychological impairment,” it said in her claim.
It also stated that now has “a significantly increased risk of developing epilepsy.”
Neither the woman or the coach company commented on the case when they were approached by local press.
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