Family wins record compensation following cycling accident

Record compensation has been given to the family of a businessman who was killed in a collision with a car.  The father-of-four was hit by a driver who subsequently fled the scene.

The driver later handed herself in and pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving and admitted drinking a large glass of wine before the accident, in which her car overturned.

Record compensation has been given to the family of a businessman who was killed in a collision with a car.  The father-of-four was hit by a driver who subsequently fled the scene.

The driver later handed herself in and pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving and admitted drinking a large glass of wine before the accident, in which her car overturned.The woman was given a suspended prison sentence in 2010 and also received an 18 month driving ban and was ordered to pay £2,500 costs.

The victim’s mum said: “No amount of money can ever bring my son back.

“We have lost a son, husband, father and brother and we don’t feel the driver responsible for killing him has been held accountable in any way.

“She will probably have no idea how much we have gone through and how our family have suffered financially as a result of her actions that night.

“She killed him and drove off, there is no way we will ever get over that, but it is some relief to know that his family and children will be looked after and have some degree of security even if they don’t have a father.”

 

If you have been involved in a Cycling accident that wasn’t your fault you could be entitled to compensation. Contact our team today on 01625 506655.