A racing driver, who was injured whilst driving around the Goodwood circuit, is appealing against a decision to deny his compensation claim.
Malcolm Green was driving a vintage Maserati around the race track during September 2005 when the accident occurred. While trying to guide the car around Woodcote Corner he lost control of the vehicle and sped off into the tyre barrier.
Mr Green suffered serious injury in the crash, including a shattered ankle, knee ligament damage and bruising all over his body. He spent three weeks in hospital recovering, and took a total of three months to be able to walk again without crutches.
Mr Green blames the crash on a camera that was mounted on the kerb of the corner in a “loose and proud” position. This he argued was a clear hazard, and attempted to claim compensation from the company that fitted the camera, Sunset & Vine Productions Ltd. In a court decision last summer, the Judge ruled that Mr Green was largely to blame for his own misfortune by taking the corner at the speed and line he did.
However, the 65 year old who was once one of the nation’s best drivers, and is estimated to have driven around Goodwood 1,000 times in his career, hasn’t given up the legal fight. The Argus newspaper is reporting that his team have taken his case to the Appeal Court in London arguing that the original decision was wrong and that the camera at least contributed to the accident.