One injured man’s family is pushing for personal injury compensation after he fell and nearly died from a seawall in East Mersea.
Accident claim experts recently reported that 57 year old Colin Corrigan was feared to have died by his 53 year old wife, Julia, after he plummeted 25 ft from an East Mersea seawall path near the Coopers Beach Caravan Site this past August. Paramedics and coastguards spent more than three hours in their attempts to rescue Mr Corrigan, who suffered injuries to his head, a punctured lung, five broken ribs, and one broken leg, according to his personal injury claims.
Mrs Corrigan has since launched a campaign to provide lights and railings along the path, calling on the the caravan site and Essex County Council to take steps to prevent such incidents in the future.
Stating that she wouldn’t wish the injuries her husband suffered on her worst enemy, Mrs Corrigan said that she simply wants the local authority and the caravan site to take responsibility and make it safer by placing railings on those seawall trail areas that are the most dangerous. Pointing out the nearby pub, the wife of the injured man highlighted how the young children of parents sitting outside could all to easily wander off and lose its footing.
A Silver End native, Mr Corrigan, of School Road, is currently unable to work as a decorator and a painter due to his injuries, which have left him with permanent numbness in his left arm. Meanwhile, East Mersea’s Colchester councillor, Terry Sutton, has come out to say that steps need to be taken, as the local authorities need to stop playing ‘pass the buck’ and provide people with the answers they want.