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Crash victim receives a £1.4million payout

PUBLISHED: 13:37 13 May 2010 | UPDATED: 09:54 12 August 2010

A MAN who was left badly brain damaged when he was knocked off his moped by a car driver has won a seven-figure High Court damages payout from insurers.

A MAN who was left badly brain damaged when he was knocked off his moped by a car driver has won a seven-figure High Court damages payout from insurers.

Keith Barker-Platt, 59, of Royston Road, Penge, was awarded a £1.45million payout from insurers by High Court Judge Mr Justice Eady on Monday, five years after the accident that changed his life.

The father-of-three suffered serious head injuries when he was involved in the smash on Well Hall Road, Eltham, in May 2005.

He was left with significant brain damage, resulting in physical and cognitive problems which have robbed him of his independence, causing him to rely on the care of his wife, Beverley.

Previously, he had been fit and healthy, working to help provide for his family, including three sons, but was left in hospital for six months and subsequently unable to work.

Mr Barker-Platt's wife and sons will also receive modest payments from the insurers to mark the care that they have provided him since the accident.

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