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Motorbike Passenger Sues after Collision with Bus

The pillion passenger of a motorbike is suing after he was injured when it crashed with a bus.

Daniel McCracken was injured in the incident in January 2007. He was just 16 years old at the time, and was the pillion passenger on a Kawasaki motorbike.

The bike crashed into a bus as it was travelling through Carlisle. Both Mr McCracken and the driver of the bike suffered head injuries in the accident, and were rushed to hospital.

Mr McCracken suffered damage to the left side of his brain that has had a lasting effect on his life. The injury affects his movement down the right side of his body. It also has left him with speech difficulties.

Now, the News and Star reports that he is suing the driver of the bike (Damien Smith), the bus driver, and the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, seeking compensation for his injuries.

Mr Smith was also just 16 years old at the time of the accident, and was not insured to drive the bike. Representatives for Mr McCracken argue that he did not know that the bike was uninsured.

The case is reported to be ongoing at the High Court in Liverpool.

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