Cyclist sues Met for £1million following accident

A cyclist is suing the Metropolitan Police Service for £1million compensation after he was left severely disabled following a collision with a police car.

Donald McLeod, who was cycling in London at the time, was hit by a patrol car that was responding to a suspected shooting.

Mr McLeod’s wife Barbara is now involved in a High Court legal battle and is claiming that the police force is responsible for her husband’s injuries. After spending two months in a coma, Mr McLeod is now unable to care for himself and requires the use of a wheelchair.

When giving evidence, Mrs McLeod said: “He was absolutely safety-conscious and I clearly remember him one night taking the bus because he had forgotten his lights.”

The lawyer who is representing the Met has disputed claims that the patrol car clipped Mr McLeod’s handlebars, saying that Mr McLeod cycled into the car’s path at a junction.

The hearing is expected to last a week.

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