"Although he was physically injured to the extent that he had to use a walking stick to get around in the immediate aftermath and rely on his family to help with household chores, the most serious of his injuries was in fact a psychological one."James said that the death of the other driver in the collision had a devastating impact on him. "In the days and weeks that followed he began to be plagued by intense and severe flashbacks, culminating in suicidal thoughts," he said. "He was clearly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder but, as his condition was undiagnosed, he turned to drink in an effort to try to cope."
Lorry Driver Injured In Fatal Collision Left With PTSD
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