Lorry accident news
24/02/2011

Couple die after timber crashes in lorry accident

Police are seeking witnesses to a lorry accident in which a young couple died after part of the vehicle's load of timber fell on them when it struck a low bridge.

The 29-year-old man, who had been walking along the pavement with his 24-year-old partner, died shortly after arriving at Hereford County Hospital following the HGV accident.

The woman, who suffered a head injury, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham by air ambulance but died there later.

The pedestrians had just left their 18-month-old son at nursery when some of the heavy wooden A-frames for building construction stacked on the back of the lorry, were dislodged and crashed onto Belmont Road.

The driver of the lorry was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and put on police bail while investigations continue into the accident, which occurred at a former railway bridge.

If the driver or someone else is found liable for causing the deaths of the couple, their families may seek the advice of a no win no fee solicitor to make a compensation claim on behalf of their orphaned son for his suffering, and loss of his parents.

 

 

 
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