A STOURBRIDGE student who was left with serious injuries after being hit by a car has received a special bravery award from her former school.

Claudia Visser was heading home from Redhill School with her friends on the last day before the Christmas break in 2015, when she was knocked down by Adnan Ajram as she crossed Grange Lane.

The teen was rushed to Birmingham Children’s Hospital and placed under specialist care.

Claudia was left with two broken legs, a fractured skull, collarbone and wrist, a bleed on the brain – and her liver and spleen were also badly damaged.

She was rushed to hospital for emergency treatment and was kept in for seven weeks. This led to time away from school where Claudia started to recover from her injuries – supported greatly by her family.

Despite her period of absence from the school, the 17-year-old went on to achieve excellent exam results this summer, successfully gaining a place at King Edward VI College, where she is now studying for A levels in psychology, sociology and Spanish.

In recognition of her courage and for overcoming adversity, Claudia has been presented with an award from Redhill.

Headteacher Chris McGrail and Martyn Orton, who coordinates celebration events at the Junction Road school, presented Claudia with a special trophy on Tuesday (December 5).

Miss McGrail said: “Claudia has done extremely well to be where she is today when you consider what she has gone through.

“We wish her every success in all of her plans and ambitions for the future.”

In April 2016, Ajram was jailed for nearly three years after he admitted causing injury by driving dangerously.