Mum-Of-Two Fatally Injured On Way To Work
The heartbroken husband of a Liverpool woman who died following a road traffic accident is urging drivers to stay safe after his children “lost the best mum in the world.”
Michelle Jennings, 35, was fatally injured in a collision on 27 February, 2019, while on her way to work. She was a passenger in a taxi that was hit by a car on the East Lancashire Road in the Croxteth area of Liverpool.
The mum-of-two was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after. The taxi driver, 51-year-old Dave Sherwin, died two weeks later.
Following the accident, Michelle’s husband Ged, 40, instructed expert road accident lawyers at national firm Irwin Mitchell to help investigate and help secure the futures of the couple’s children.
Ged has now joined his legal team in speaking out about the consequences of being reckless on the roads. This comes after the driver of the other car involved in the collision pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving at a hearing at Liverpool Crown Court on 25 February. He will be sentenced on 20 March.
Expert Opinion“Ged and the rest of the family remain devastated by Michelle’s death and are still struggling to come to terms with their loss.
The actions of the defendant are truly shocking and highlight the terrible consequences of driving dangerously. In our work, we see far too many innocent families suffering because of the selfish behaviour of other road users.
Nothing can ever make up for what has happened to Michelle. However, by speaking out, Ged and the rest of the family hope drivers take care on the roads at all times to stop others from going through the pain they have.
We will continue to support them at this incredibly distressing time as they try to come to terms with what has happened as best they can.”
Matthew Garson - Partner
Michelle, from the Fazakerley area of Liverpool, was married to Ged for eight years and was a beloved mum to their two children, seven-year-old Harry and six-year-old Sophia.
She worked as a manager for Greggs and at the time of the accident was travelling by taxi to pick up her friend for their shift.
Ged said after the hearing: “The past year has been absolutely awful. We all miss Michelle so much, and Harry and Sophia have lost the best mum in the world.
“Before the accident, we were just a normal family living our normal life. We would go to swimming and dance classes with the children. We would sort the washing and ironing. We would read stories to the children and bake with them.
“But now our daily routine is a complete nightmare without Michelle. She managed to do everything at home without any bother at all.
“We have had a lot of help from our family and friends, without which I simply wouldn’t cope. A huge number of people attended Michelle’s funeral, which showed that she was thought of so highly by so many. The outpouring of support has been beyond anything I could have imagined.
“The driver responsible for the accident has a lot to answer for and Michelle’s death has left us with a massive hole in our lives.
“One of my worst things is the memory of telling Harry and Sophia that she had died.
“While the driver will serve their punishment and then be free to continue with their life, Michelle won’t. That she will never get to Sophia and Harry grow up and fulfil their potential is heartbreaking.
“While we know nothing will ever bring Michelle back, we hope that motorists will remember that the safety of themselves, other drivers and pedestrians should always be a key concern when on the road.
“I wouldn’t wish any other family to go through what we have.”