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Family seek fatal accident claim for gran killed in crash

Family seek fatal accident claim for gran killed in crash

The family of a woman who was killed in a car crash are pursuing a fatal accident claim.

Gwyneth Wainwright's daughter's car was hit by a BMW driven by an American serviceman called Sergeant Stephany in May 30 2009 on the A1101 at Icklingham, Cambridge News reports.

The 55-year-old grandmother suffered serious head injuries and died a few weeks later in hospital, while the driver and passenger of the colliding vehicle both died in the crash.

Her daughter Ruth and son-in-law Leslie also endured injuries, while her grandson Stephen remained unhurt.

A test revealed that while Sergeant Stephany from the Lakenheath base had been drinking near Bury St Edmonds, he had less than half the legal drink-drive alcohol limit in his blood and was safe to drive.

Ms Wainwright's family are now seeking compensation for their loss, saying that they have suffered financial hardship since the accident.

According to Global Traffic Statistics of Great Britain, there have been 2,024 fatalities as a result of road accidents since January 1st 2010.

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Posted by Daniel Stevens