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Aberdeenshire crash victim awarded £1m damages

Lesley Jackson Image copyright Aberdeen Evening Express
Image caption Lesley Jackson was injured in 2004

A woman who was seriously injured when she was hit by a car a decade ago will receive damages of more than £1m following a lengthy court battle.

Scottish judges had ruled Lesley Jackson, who was 13 at the time of the incident in 2004, was partly to blame after she got off a school bus on the road between Banff and Fraserburgh.

Damages were agreed at £2.5m but this was reduced by the Court of Session.

The UK Supreme Court has now decided a final £1.1m figure.

Ms Jackson was hit by a car travelling at 50mph.

She had just got off a school bus opposite her farm entrance on the A98 road.

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