Road traffic accident leads to £6k compensation award

A road traffic accident that left a woman with a back injury and a form of post-traumatic stress disorder has resulted in her being awarded compensation of £6,000.

Caron Lake was struck by an ambulance outside Redcar's Kirkleatham Museum in March 2010 and was "inches from death", online news source Journal Live reports.

At the time of the incident, Ms Lake was waiting for her 17-year-old daughter to finish a shift at the establishment when a vehicle driven by a worker from the North East Ambulance Service Trust, an organisation established in 2006 that now has around 2,000 employees.

A case heard at Middlesbrough County Court ruled that Colin Hayden - who is now retired - was responsible for the accident, which occurred when he wrongly assumed Ms Lake was going to pull in and allow him to pass.

Therefore, the court ordered the body to pay £6,000 in damages to Ms Lake as well as covering the £12,500 costs incurred.

Posted by Craig Williams

04/05/2011 16:55