After a lollipop lady from Tyne and Wear was struck by a car, her husband has made a car accident claim on his wife’s behalf.
According to a recent article appearing in the Shields Gazette newspaper, Eleanor Harman had been on duty in South Shields on Beach Road when she was knocked over by a motorist while the fifty nine year old was on duty. Mrs Harmon had been wearing a high visibility jacket and holding her lollipop at the time of the collision with Margaret Boyles, a sixty nine year old grandmother from South Shields, traffic accident claim experts report.
Mrs Boyles, of Fox Avenue, has since appeared before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court where she was convicted of careless driving. The elderly grandmother was told to pay court costs of £500, a £95 fine, and also has had four penalty points added to her driving license.
In the immediate wake of the accident, the injured lollipop lady was rushed to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle where she spent two days in the hospital’s intensive care unit. She was then transferred to the Walkergate Park Centre’s brain injury specialist ward.
In order to cover the high costs associated with his wife’s future rehabilitation and lifelong care, Mrs Harman’s husband, Harry, has since launched a personal injury compensation claim against Mrs Boyles’ insurer. The lives of Mr Harman and his wife will never be the same again, he told the newspaper, after she suffered serious injuries due to someone else’s careless driving.