On 6th November a First Great Western train travelling from Paddington to Plymouth ploughed into a car on the automatic crossing in a village near Reading. The rail crash killed seven people and injured 150 more.
The accident was caused by the driver of a car who appears to have committed suicide by leaving his vehicle on the train line. The driver was not insured. After discussions between The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), Network Rail and the rail operator First Group, the MIB have confirmed that they will be meeting in full all the personal injury claims submitted by victims of the Berkshire level crossing rail crash.
Irwin Mitchell’s dedicated and experienced disaster team are now representing ten people who were involved in this rail crash and negotiations to secure compensation are ongoing. The team has previously represented victims of the Hatfield, Kings Cross, Ladbroke Grove, Paddington and Selby rail disasters.
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