The family of a grandmother-of-seven killed when her broken down car was struck from behind by a Porsche on the motorway have today instructed law firm Slater and Gordon to bring a civil case against the driver that collided with her.
Mollie Haines, 73, died on 18 July 2012 when a Porsche Cayenne crashed into her Nissan Almeria after she broke down on the M40, near Beaconsfield, Bucks while travelling from her home in Birmingham to Kingston-upon-Thames to visit her daughter and three grandchildren.
Daniel Mitchell, the driver of the Porsche Cayenne, was charged with causing death by careless driving and was found not guilty of the offence.
Following the not guilty verdict, Slater and Gordon Personal Injury Lawyer Adam Wilson confirmed his client and Mollie’s widower, Dr Charles Haines, would now bring a civil action against the driver in Birmingham County Court.
Adam Wilson said, “Mollie Haines was a much-loved wife, mother-of-four and grandmother to seven and her family are understandably devastated by her sudden loss.
“Although no amount of compensation could ever represent the bereavement felt by Mollie’s family, the scale of this loss means the family feel they must now bring their case to the civil courts and seek justice for the damage caused to their family.”
Dr Charles Haines said, “Mollie’s death has been a terrible shock for the entire family and losing her so suddenly and unexpectedly continues to be a daily struggle for us as she was undoubtedly the centre of our family.
“We are very disappointed by the verdict. It’s a travesty that someone with significant experience can drive a 2.5 ton vehicle at over 75mph in good conditions and kill another driver in a collision without any form of reproof. As such, we will take our search for justice to the civil court.”
Adam Wilson is a Senior Personal Injury Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Birmingham.
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