Woman left brain-damaged and sister killed in car accident
A man is seeking £500,000 in damages on behalf of his mother who was left brain-damaged in a road traffic accident. The 57-year-old woman from Haverhill, Suffolk, was involved in a head-on collision which killed her sister and left her with near-fatal injuries. The crash was caused by the driver of a Porsche 944, who attempted to overtake another car at high speed and veered into the Citroen Saxo in which the woman was travelling. The accident has left her with life-changing injuries which means she will never work or live independently again and requires considerable care. The driver of the Porsche was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and jailed in 2009. The insurers of the driver have admitted liability but, according to a High Court writ, the amount of compensation to be paid to the victim has not yet been agreed. The woman and her family are hoping to receive £500,000 in damages for the road traffic accident as well as an order which will allow them to claim for more compensation should her condition deteriorate.
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