Paralysed Sheffield Student Wins Crash Payout

17 November 2013, 00:00 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

24 year old Rosie Mayes was involved in a serious car crash back in 2009 when her then boyfriend was driving.

The car hit an embankment in Dronfield after swerving on to the wrong side of the road.

It took firefighters more than 30 minutes to cut her free from the wreckage following the crash in December 2009.

The crash left her tetraplegic, with only a small amount of movement in her right bicep.

She then had to face a legal battle of over 3 years with an insurance firm over liability for the collision.

Now she has secured a payout which her lawyers say will secure her the 24-hour care and rehabilitation she will need for the rest of her life.

Rosie is now in her final year studying history at Sheffield University and lives with her parents in thier home that has been extended and adapted.

Rachael Aram, spinal injury expert with law firm Irwin Mitchell, who represented Miss Mayes, said:

"The settlement will ensure Rosie will have access to the professional care she needs for the rest of her life and we hope it gives her a sense of justice for what she's been through as well as helping her to live as independent a life as possible.

"Rosie has been tremendously brave over the past three years and is very determined to not only be successful herself, but also to help others through fundraising and charity work.''

Rosie spoke to Capital, hear her story her:Rosie's Story