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Woman killed in wrong-side-of-the-road accident

Cumbrian woman, Kathleen Bellas, 54, from Shap was killed outright on 12 January by a foreign driver driving on the wrong side of the road.  Carlisle Crown Court heard how Ms Bellas’ Ford Focus collided with a lorry in an early morning road crash, and 52-year-old Adam Rybicki admits that he was in the wrong.  The collision took place on the A6.

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Brain damage victim wins damages

A 24-year-old man from East London has been awarded damages after a car accident left him with life-changing injuries. Jack Mitchell had been studying to become an electrician when he was injured in a crash six years ago. It was heard that Mr Mitchell had been a front seat passenger when the driver, his friend, swerved to avoid a fox in March 2009. His lawyer described the crash as a “horrific collision”.

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Coach owner found guilty following serious injury

The owner of a coach company has been found guilty of dangerous driving offences after a young boy fell out of a vehicle onto the motorway. The coach had been taking a youth rugby team to a game on 16 May 2014 when one of the passengers, a 13-year-old boy, leaned on a “defective” emergency door and fell out of the vehicle. 

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London cyclists involved in 23,000 accidents

Recently released figures have uncovered that cyclists in London have been involved in just under 23,000 accidents in the last five years.  The figures, gathered by the Department for Transport (DfT), found that cyclists had been involved in 22,988 accidents, with 80 resulting in deaths.  The information highlighted that the most common accident spot was the Elephant and Castle roundabout in south London, with 80 accidents involving cyclists having occurred there between 2009 and 2013.

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Families of injured children take legal action

The families of 28 injured schoolchildren have launched legal action just over a month after two buses collided during their school runs.  The accident happened in County Durham on the 3rd of June when one bus, taking children to Tanfield School, crashed into another bus that had been taking children to St Bede’s School.  The two buses crashed head-on in Lanchester, with two drivers and 28 children taken to hospital as a result.

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