Thursday, 31 March 2011

Apology after paralysed cyclist receives bill from Devon County Council

A council has apologised for demanding damages from a cyclist who was left paralysed when he collided with iron railings and fell 15ft onto his head.

Ben Foulds, 18, impaled himself on a railing and suffered a broken back in the incident on Old Sticklepath Hill, Barnstaple.

His family said they were astonished to receive a letter demanding payment for the cost of repairing the railings.

Devon County Council has apologised saying the letter was a mistake.

My comment: Funny how councils always rush to apologise after the press highlight their stupidity. Lessons will be learnt? NOT.

Read the full story from the source BBC News

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