EDWARD WIREDU J.
The plaintiff, Justice Opoku-Darkwa, aged 25 years, is a post secondary school teacher earning ¢40.00 a month. He was, prior to the events giving rise to his present action against the defendant, teaching at Asuboi. The evidence shows that he was an active footballer and the sportsmaster of his school.
On or about 25 March 1973, he travelled as a fare paying passenger on vehicle No. GF 7188, owned and driven at that material time by the defendant, from Amoafo to Barko when, in the course of the journey, the vehicle went off the road and landed in a ditch causing one of the most serious personal injuries to him for which he received medical treatment at the Agogo Hospital. His injuries have made it necessary that he should receive constant nursing and attention day and night for the rest of his life for the injuries he sustained have now confined him permanently in bed, incapable of doing anything by himself.
On 13 December 1973, he brought the present action against the…