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An 83-year-old grandfather was killed in a car collision in Longniddry, East Lothian in August 2009. A drunk driver pulled out in front of the car he was a passenger in on the A198 North Berwick Road, causing abdominal injuries, leading to his death two days later in hospital.
The driver of the car that killed him, Peter Marchan, admitted causing the accident and being unfit to drive through drink. He was sentenced to two years and three months and banned from driving and expressed he was sorry for the damage he caused.
The grandfather was said to be an energetic man who enjoyed his garden and relationships with his wife, sons and grandchildren. Sadly there was more tragedy to come for the family. Just 20 days after the car collision, the man’s wife of 40 years, whom he was the full time carer of, died from a stroke.
David Bell, who is acting on the behalf of the man’s family, managed to secure a six-figure settlement for the family. The close relationship that each family member had with him was a factor in the final sum negotiated.
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