Lincolnshire Road Accident Round-up

We have written several blog posts in 2020 about how dangerous our county’s roads are and reported on some of the accidents themselves and what we can do as road users to minimise the risk of accidents and injuries.

In what is the final road accident roundup of the year, if you or a member of your family have been seriously injured in a non-fault car accident on Lincolnshire’s roads and would like to make a claim for compensation, then please contact our road accident specialists to discuss a claim.

Contact us by phone on 01507 609027 or by submitting an online enquiry using the form on the right hand side of this page.

Tragedy as grandmother is killed travelling in taxi

A proud grandmother has sadly died following a road accident on the A15 at Barton upon Humber. Isabella Hopkins was traveling home as a passenger in a taxi, from work at North Lincolnshire Council, where she helped accompany children with behavioural issues to and from school.

The taxi driver hit a tractor trailer as he was trying to overtake it, causing him to crash into the central reservation barrier.

He was convicted of dangerous driving, handed a 9 month jail sentence and banned from driving for 12 months.

In his summary of the case, Judge Bury, sitting at Hull Crown Court said to Husain: “The only reasonable explanation for the cause of the accident is gross inattention and excessive speed when approaching the tractor and trailer.

“It seems clear to me that you were driving at an improper speed although I cannot be sure that you had exceeded the national speed limit.

“By the time you saw the tractor you were going too fast to avoid it.”

Drink & Drugs driver causes 4 vehicle accident

A 28 year old man from Spalding has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink and drunks following a 4 vehicle crash on the A16.

Police named a Lincolnshire man from Spalding as the biker killed in the accident. Another driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The 51 year old man died when his Honda motorcycle collided with 3 cars and despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sadness as school bus driver dies in crash

A bus driver who was taking children to school has sadly died following a head on collision with a van on the B1434 between Brigg and Howsham just before 9am on Tuesday 8th December.

The women sadly died from her injuries.

None of the children on board the Dennis bus, who were travelling to school in the Brigg area, were injured.

We are specialist Road Accident Solicitors

Nigel Askew Solicitors specialise in advising clients and their families, involved in serious road accidents, in claims for personal injury.

We genuinely care about the safety of drivers and passengers on our county’s roads, which are some of the most dangerous in the entire country, as many of us have young children that recently started learning to drive.

We have over 20 years experience in successfully winning road accident claims on behalf of the people of Lincolnshire, involved in serious road accidents.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a road accident, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering and any loss of earnings you have suffered as a result of the accident.

From our offices in central Louth in Lincolnshire, we offer all new Lincolnshire road accident claims enquirers a free initial consultation where we discuss the merits of your case. Call our Lincolnshire Road Accident Solicitors today on 01507 609027 or submit an online form using the enquiry form to the right of this page.

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