Family Of Car Crash Victim Call For Better Awareness Of Pedestrians

Specialist Lawyers Helping Parbold Accident Victim

12.09.2014

Dave Grimshaw, Press Officer | 0114 274 4397

The family of a man who sustained a severe brain injury when he was hit by a car following a work Christmas party has called for greater awareness amongst drivers of pedestrians in the road. 

Will Taylor, 22, from Appley Bridge, was walking a female friend home after their belated work Christmas party at the Wayfarer pub in Parbold in January 2014, when he was hit by a car driven by someone who had picked up friends attending the same party.  Will was catapulted into the air and landed on the road, sustaining serious injuries including a brain injury. 

At a Trial at Ormskirk Magistrates Court on 5 September 2014, the driver pleaded guilty to the charge of Driving Without Due Care and Attention was fined £360 and received 5 penalty points against his licence. He was also ordered to pay costs and a victim surcharge.

Will has instructed specialist serious injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office to help secure vital funds to help in his long recovery and rehabilitation battle following his injuries. Together with the law firm, the family are now calling for drivers to take greater care in watching out for pedestrians in the road.

Matt Brown, a Partner and specialist serious injury lawyer representing Will, said:

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Will now needs expert rehabilitation treatment to help overcome his brain injuries and to get his life back on track. We are working with the family to help them as we look to secure the necessary funds so that he can get the support and assistance he needs.

“This incident highlights the importance of drivers taking more care on the roads, particularly in areas where there are likely to be more pedestrians around. The Driver was well aware that there were other people around and ought to have realised that other party-goers would have been in the road. This accident could easily have been avoided, but instead Will is having to deal with the consequences of suffering a serious injury.”
Matt Brown, Partner

Kate Taylor, Will’s mother, said: “Will regrets having been in the road that night, and he has suffered life-changing injuries as a result.  I would urge all drivers to be extra vigilant when driving near bars and pubs at night for people in the road.”

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