Both cyclist and pedestrian, were both left unconscious after the rush-hour collision.
A judge ruled that both were equally to blame for the accident on a busy junction near London Bridge, but only the man was entitled to a payout because she had put in a claim and he had not.
Her lawyers had claimed costs of £112,000 a sum that would have left this man facing bankruptcy since he was uninsured. The claim prompted supporters to set up a GoFundMe appeal that raised more than £59,000 from more than 4,000 people.
First, the numbers:— Robert Hazeldean (@RobHazeldean) February 24, 2020
GoFundMe Fees: -£2,766
Interest on Damages: -£434
Their costs: -£30,000
My costs: -£25,122
In “It’s not the result I was hoping for, but everything was spiralling and the risk of being bankrupted regardless of the outcome was too high. I felt I didn’t really have a choice.”Cyclist
He wanted to settle the case for less and donate any surplus from the GoFundMe appeal to the charity.