Pedestrian seeks $1.7m damages

KEVIN John Lynch was walking home when his life suddenly changed.

The 26-year-old man was on a bridge near Emerald when he was hit by an alleged drink-driver on January 18, 2008.

Since the incident, Mr Lynch has suffered a long list of injuries and is seeking $1.7 million in damages.

A claim to the Rockhampton Supreme Court, states Mr Lynch had been walking in the middle of the Capricorn Hwy, on the Vince Lester Bridge, when he was hit.

The claim states Mr Lynch was in the middle of the road because of floodwaters over the pedestrian pathway.

It's also stated the driver of a white Mitsubishi Lancer sedan was driving with a blood-concentration of .204%, and had a headlight that was defective at the time.

Mr Lynch, from Gladstone, suffered numerous injuries including an injury to his spine, ankle and shoulder, as well as a brain injury including facial fractures and hearing loss.

The claim states Mr Lynch had been working as a farmhand and was looking to pursue a career in farm and station management.

According to the claim, due to his personal injuries, Mr Lynch has endured and continues to endure pain and suffering and will continue to acquire expenses in treating his disabilities and pain discomfort.


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