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Injury compensation news – Ice at least partly liable for Thirsk car accident

29th December 2011

The 49-year-old lady was a passenger in a car when the vehicle’s tyres lost grip on the road due to ice and caused the driver to collide with a bridge in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

The accident occurred around eight o’clock in the morning and left the car crash victim trapped in the car for almost an hour before a rescue team was able to cut her from the vehicle.

The driver only suffered minor injury but the woman was taken to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough by helicopter with severe personal injuries, including chest injuries.

A police spokesperson stated, “It looks like the accident was caused by the icy condition and we urge motorists to take special care when out on the roads.”

If police investigations show that the driver is liable for the woman’s injuries by driving without due care and attention, speeding, or committing any other road traffic offence in icy weather, she may choose to make a car accident claim against him.

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