Trial To Begin 30th July At Luton Crown Court
A trial into the death of a Bedford man, who was killed when he was fatally struck by a car, is to take place this week at Luton Crown Court.
Father-of-five William Joseph Corrigan, was killed aged 38 when he was hit by a car on Charnwood Road close to the junction of Needwood Road in Bedford on 28th February this year.
The driver of the car, Carl Lawrence, 38 from Bedford, is charged with serious offences including causing death by dangerous driving under impairment, and driving without insurance or a licence. The trial is listed for five days, beginning on Monday 30th July.
After the accident, William’s widow, Susan Hedges, instructed specialist lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to support the family.
Asiya Yousaf, the Solicitor at Irwin Mitchell representing Susan, said:
Expert Opinion“The whole family is devastated by the loss of a loving husband, father and son. It is understandably desperate for answers to explain why what happened to William, did in fact happen.
“We will continue to work with Susan and the family to ensure they receive all the support they need throughout this trial.” Asiya Yousaf - Solicitor
William, who was originally from County Offaly in Ireland, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. After his death, his family stated that he was ‘hugely popular in the local area’ and was a ‘gifted banjo player.’
Speaking ahead of the trial, his wife Susan, 45, said: “Five months on from my husband’s death the entire family continue to miss him so much – it is hard to believe he is no longer here with us.
“We still have so many questions regarding the accident and will not rest until we have a clearer picture.
“It is our hope that this trial will give us some of the answers we need.”
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