11 June 2010
Compensation sought by family of woman who died after head injuries
The family of a woman who died a month after suffering head and rib injuries are seeking compensation.
In August last year, Maureen Foxwell was struck by a tram while she was on holiday with her husband Barry in Blackpool - which is located on the coast in the north-west of England.
The 70-year-old was celebrating her birthday when the incident occurred.
Despite being taken to hospital, the pensioner did not recover and she lost her life in September.
A report into the accident noted that Ms Foxwell had stepped out in front of the vehicle, believing it would come to a halt at a tram stop.
It was also noted that the driver was travelling too fast at the time of the collision.
Commenting on his loss, Mr Foxwell said: "I knew he was going too fast in the beginning. It's been hard the past ten months, I'm in the house on my own and it's hard after 48 years of marriage," the South Wales Argus reports.