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Portsmouth lorry collision compensation possible

An 84-year-old woman, who has suffered severe personal injury in Portsmouth, may decide to make a lorry collision compensation claim once liability for the accident has been determined.

The incident occurred in St Mary's Road when the elderly pedestrian was crossing the street. She was in collision with a lorry belonging to a goods transport company which carries produce across Europe.

The victim suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Her condition has since been reported by Hampshire Police as being "stable," but residents of the area in which the crash took place believe that a crossing should be installed to improve safety for pedestrians.

One 33-year-old woman said, "There is always a lot of traffic which makes it dangerous to cross. There should be a pedestrian crossing."

The leader of traffic and transport for Portsmouth City Council stated, "To my knowledge, there haven't been any specific complaints or concerns raised with the council about St Mary's Road.

"But it's our job to make sure roads in the city are safe and we will take a look at any issues raised."

If police investigations find that the woman's injuries are the liability of the council or the lorry driver, then she may choose to make a lorry collision compensation claim for her pain and suffering.



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*Where replacement vehicle costs can be recovered from the insurance company of the person who caused the accident. Where this person is untraceable or uninsured, or where there is a dispute over liability, a replacement vehicle cannot be provided.