Inquest To Begin For Student Killed Walking To University Expert Lawyers Instructed To Help Family Gain Answers About Their Loss 17.06.2014 The family of a 20-year-old student who was killed as she crossed the road on her way to university have said they hope the inquest will provide much-needed answers about the circumstances surrounding her death. Bihari Payagala died at the scene on 23 February 2012 after she was struck by a car as she was walking up St Stephen’s Hill in Canterbury to attend the University of Kent, where she was studying sociology. Expert lawyers from Irwin Mitchell are representing Bihari’s parents, Don and Sumedha Payagala, at the inquest in claims against Kent County Council who were responsible for the safety measures on the road, as well as the motor insurers of the driver. The hearing will begin on 18 June at North East Kent Coroner’s Court, sitting at Sandwich Guildhall, and is expected to last three days. Nancy Collins from Irwin Mitchell is representing the family. Read more about Irwin Mitchell's expertise relating to fatal claims and inquests Tags Personal Injury Serious Injury Accidents On The Roads Public Law Human Rights London Nancy Collins Related articles 20.09.2017Mental Health Trust Pays Damages To Family Of Vulnerable Man Who Died In High Rise Fire 20.09.2017Landmark Legal Ruling Will Allow Doctors to Withdraw Treatment To Those Suffering Debilitating Diseases if Families Agree 20.09.2017Inquest Finds Alzheimer Suffer Died Due To Ingesting Chlorine Tablets 19.09.2017Two Women Instruct Lawyers After Being Abused By Dr Philip Schuppler 19.09.2017Specialist Public Health Lawyers Instructed After Dry Ice Cocktail Drank at The Alchemist ‘Leaves Man With Severe Stomach Burns'