A volunteer lifeboatman from Hayling Island who was hurt in a car crash has finally received injury compensation for the incident.
Robert Briggs, 50, had served with the Royal National Lifeboat Association for 20 years and had previously received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee for his hard work, the Portsmouth News reports.
However, he was forced to stop volunteering when his car was hit from behind in November 2005, causing a serious injury to his back.
He told the paper: "I had no cuts or bruises but as the days went on I started feeling uncomfortable and a visit to the hospital showed my spine had been knocked into an S shape.
"I had a whiplash injury and it began to get worse because of the impact."
He has now been awarded GBP 6,000 injury compensation from the other driver’s insurer.
The incident follows news that the family of a man killed in a mystery car accident on the Isle of Wight has received injury compensation.