29 January 2010
Woman left paralysed by snowmobile accident awaits compensation ruling
A woman who was left paralysed after she was involved in an accident while on a skiing holiday in Italy is waiting to see if she will receive compensation.
Personal trainer Emma Moore was staying at the Alpine resort of Passo Tonale - which is one of the country's highest and predominantly caters for beginners and intermediates - when the incident occurred, the Northampton Chronicle & Echo reports.
The 41-year-old, who has two children, crashed while driving a snowmobile, something she was described as an "absolute beginner" at doing.
She was operating a high-powered Polaris ski-doo while riding downhill in January 2007 when she lost control and sustained a spinal injury.
Ms Moore is seeking compensation from holiday firm Inghams Travel, alleging she had been given "inadequate instruction and training" before being allowed to drive the snowmobile.
A hearing has now concluded and a decision will be revealed at a later date.
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