A car passenger confined to a wheelchair after suffering permanent brain damage in a car crash has been awarded £10 million.

The man in his 30s was seriously injured when the driver lost control and crashed in 2012.

On top of the permanent brain damage, which has left him unable to work and needing lifelong care, the passenger suffered a number of serious fractures and organ injuries.

The driver's insurance company agreed the £10 million settlement at the High Court.

The money will give the Bromley man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, access to the specialist care and equipment he needs, such as a powered wheelchair.

It will also allow the man to buy a specially adapted property so he can live as independently as possible and cover loss of earnings, as he will never be able to return to work again.

The man's dad said: "Although many years have passed since the collision it is still difficult to come to terms with how my son's life was changed in a split second.

"We know that life will never be the same again but the progress he has made because of the rehabilitation programme and care package has been extraordinary.

"All the family are relieved that this settlement now means that he will be able to continue with his rehabilitation and make the most he can of life.

"We are so proud of the bravery and determination he shows every day.

"We just hope that no other family has to go through the suffering we have been through and that our story acts a warning to drivers to take care."

Sarah Griggs, a partner at Irwin Mitchell solicitors, added: "The last few years have been an extremely traumatic for my client and his family as they tried to come to terms with how all their lives have changed forever.

"While we are pleased with the outcome of the hearing, no amount of money can ever make up for the fact that my client and his family would rather not be in this situation at all.

"This case vividly highlights the consequences that families can be left to deal with because of drivers not paying attention.

"We urge motorists to take care on the roads at all times so other families don't have to suffer the pain and hurt that our client and his family have, and will continue to face."