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Jones (by Caldwell) (Respondent) v First Tier Tribunal (Respondent) and Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (Appellant) [2013] UKSC 19 - Arti Shah, Pattinson & Brewer

08/05/13. On 18th January 2005 Gareth Jones was going about his everyday job driving a gritter lorry along the A282, a six-lane carriageway which links Dartford Crossing bridge and tunnel within the M25 motorway. Unbeknown to him, slightly ahead, a motorist named Barry Hughes had parked his car on the hard shoulder, waiting until an articulated lorry approached before running out into the road with the intention of committing suicide. Mr Hughes was instantly killed. The articulated lorry braked to avoid him, but in doing so, caused a collision with Mr Jones' vehicle. Gareth was thrown from the cab and sustained catastrophic injuries, for which he requires full time, long term residential care.

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