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Schoolgirl seeks £100k compensation from drink-driving mum

A 10-year-old girl is seeking £100,000 in car accident compensation after suffering personal injuries in a crash caused by her drink-driving mother.

The schoolgirl had been travelling as a back seat passenger in a people carrier driven by her mother when it crashed into a tree on New Year's Day in 2009.

Unfortunately, the girl's stepsister who had been heavily pregnant at the time of the accident suffered fatal injures in the crash. The young girl sustained serious injuries to her face, her right leg and a wrist and required several operations. However, whilst in hospital she also contracted MRSA.

Due to the severity of her injuries the girl was forced to miss a year of school and has been left with one leg nearly an inch shorter than the other.

The girl's mother, who had been driving the vehicle, was found to be significantly over the drink-driving limit and travelling over the speed limit. She was later sentenced to four years in prison for causing death by dangerous driving.

It has recently been revealed that the young injury victim, who now lives with her father, has launched a claim for car accident compensation against her mother.



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