http://smh.com.au/news/National/Qua...wins-6m-pay-out/2005/05/27/1117129872346.html A motorcyclist who was left a quadriplegic after he was hit by an unidentified vehicle has been awarded more than $6 million in the NSW Supreme Court. Richard Paul Armstead, 45, sustained a serious head injury after an oncoming vehicle swerved into his lane on Crescent Road, Newport, on March 9, 2000. He fell from the bike and his head hit the concrete kerb. Acting Justice Harvey Cooper awarded Armstead $6,403,023 in damages. "I remember stopping, putting the brakes on, and change down gear and the bike went off to the right," Armstead had told the court. "So I instantly automatically steered myself to the right to avoid that car and that's the memory I have - the set memory." The case was against the "Nominal Defendant", meaning it was not possible to determine who the driver of the car was.