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Car accident compensation claim news – Soldier may be unable to claim

23rd May 2012

The 21-year-old Lance Corporal had been driving to Eccles Pike in Derbyshire when the accident occurred on May 6. He told the Buxton Advertiser that he saw a car speeding towards him along the narrow road, but the driver of the other vehicle, a charcoal grey hatchback, failed to reduce his speed.

Although the soldier slowed down to let the other driver pass, a collision ensued.

After the crash the driver of the other car, who was possibly in his mid 20s and accompanied by a front-seat passenger, reversed away from the scene.

Insurers have written off the soldier’s vehicle due to the extent of the damage it incurred and local garages and mechanics have been asked to report any sightings of the other car, which also sustained significant damage.

Police are appealing for any information which would help them trace the driver of the car. If he cannot be found, any personal injury claim for car accident compensation will have to be made through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.

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