Family sues over soldier injured in Ascension cycle crash

A soldier who fell off a bicycle during a training exercise on Ascension has been paid an undisclosed sum to fund her daily care, reports the UK-based Chronicle Live website. Joanne Lilley, 41, was on the island preparing for deployment to Afghanistan when she lost control on a bend and hit her head, suffering life-changing damage. Chronicle Live reports that her family sued the Ministry of Defence for not ensuring she wore a helmet. Read the full story here.

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