09 June 2010
Woman seeks compensation over deaths of daughters in road accident
A woman who suffered the loss of her two daughters in a road accident is seeking compensation.
The incident happened in July 2008 when Elena Putnam and her sister Rachel, who were aged 18 and 20 respectively, were in a car on the B9022 Portsoy-Huntly road, the Press and Journal reports.
They were being driven by Rachel's boyfriend when another vehicle collided with them.
According to the girls' mother Irene Addison, the other driver Graham Reid was to blame for the crash.
He was in his van when he allowed it to swerve on to the other side of the road, which is situated in the north-east of Scotland.
During a subsequent hearing, he pleaded guilty to driving carelessly.
Ms Addison stated: "This will always be terribly upsetting and I struggle with it every day. The people of Cullen and my colleagues at work have all been extremely supportive and understanding."
She is after a six-figure sum in damages for her suffering.