A Wigan lollipop lady has been awarded a four figure sum in compensation, after being knocked over by a hit and run car driver.
Wigan Today is reporting that forty nine year old Karen Littler of Monmouth Crescent, in Wigan, was struck by a brown Honda Insight as she helped schoolchildren across Liverpool Road, in Ashton.
The mother of four suffered bruising to her left hand side in the collision and is still wary about stepping into the road, a year after sustaining her injuries.
The driver of the vehicle drove off immediately after running into the lollipop lady but was traced after a member of the public, who had witnessed the incident, noted down the registration number of the car involved and alerted the police.
The driver was convicted of driving without due care and attention, following a hearing at Wigan Magistrates Court and Mrs. Littler launched a claim for road traffic accident compensation against the driver’s insurers.
This resulted in damages being paid to the injured lollipop lady; the exact amount of which has not been revealed but is believed to be a four figure sum.
Mrs. Littler told the newspaper that she was happy with the result of her claim and stated that she was now more aware of traffic and much more alert when showing children across the road.
A cyclist who suffered life changing injuries, after being knocked off his bicycle by a police car responding to an emergency call, is seeking more than £1 million in damages.
Sixty two year old Donald MacLeod, was cycling through London, when he was involved in the collision with the police vehicle, eyewitnesses at the scene described seeing Mr. MacLeod flying through the air after being hit.
The former journalist suffered serious personal injury in the accident and was in a coma for six weeks, his injuries have left him with limited movement and speech and in need of twenty four hour round the clock care.
With the help of his family he has now launched a cycle accident compensation claim against the Metropolitan Police Force, claiming that it was negligence on the forces behalf that resulted in the accident.
The London Evening News is reporting that the MacLeod’s are seeking in excess of one million pounds to help pay for Donald’s future care costs, his sister Janet stated that friends and colleagues had already helped to raise £30,000 but this was a ‘drop in the ocean’, when compared with the high cost of care that he will require for the rest of his life.
A cyclist, who was in training for the public leg of the Tour de France, had his dream of competing shattered, after he was involved in a collision with a car at a roundabout in Chorley.
The Lancashire Telegraph is reporting that forty six year old Steven Rhodes was out on the road training with a friend, for the public leg of the world’s most famous cycle race, known as the ‘Etape du Tour’.
Mr. Rhodes told the newspaper that he was wearing a bright yellow top at the time of the accident but despite this, the motorist still seemed oblivious to his position and collided with the cyclist, sending him straight over the bonnet and roof of the vehicle.
Mr. Rhodes required physiotherapy to help treat his injuries and his road bike was inspected for damage by a specialised engineer.
He launched a claim for road traffic accident compensation, against the car drivers’ insurers and was awarded £4,828 in damages.
Reportedly the accident took place less than two miles away from where Olympic cycling gold medallist and 2012 Tour de France champion, Bradley Wiggins was knocked from his cycle, while taking part in a recent training exercise.