26 May 2010
Family of woman killed in road accident receives compensation
The family of a woman who lost her life when a lorry from Belgium crashed into her has been awarded compensation.
In 2006, Sarah Roberts was travelling along the M2 in Kent near Greater London when the car she was in was struck by the articulated vehicle, the Ashley Ainsworth reports.
Her eight-year-old son Lio was with her at the time. Although seriously injured, he survived the impact.
Lio sustained brain damage and had to have metal pins inserted into one of his legs.
The man who was driving the truck was convicted of dangerous driving and jailed for 30 months.
It was revealed that he had been on the roads without having had the legal amount of rest time.
Now, Ms Roberts' relatives have been awarded £625,000 for their suffering.
The sum was decided during a hearing at the High Court and it will be paid by the haulage company and its insurers.