Woman dies after being hit by lorry on Queens Drive

Woman dies after being hit by lorry on Queens Drive A woman has died after being hit by a lorry on Queens Drive. Queens Drive from the junction with East Prescot Road towards Bootle There was a large police presence following the incident last Wednesday (17 May), as two fire engines and four emergency response vehicle attended the scene. The woman, who was in her 30’s, was hit by the articulated lorry shortly after 7pm and was taken to hospital with serious injuries, where she passed away a short time later. A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: “At approximately 7pm emergency services were contacted following reports a woman had been in collision with an articulated lorry on Queens Drive. “The driver of the lorry stopped at the scene and the Bootle-bound carriageway of Queens Drive was closed from the junction of East Prescot Road to Alder Road to allow an investigation to be carried out. “An investigation is underway and CCTV and house to house enquiries have been carried out in the local area.” Following the accident police closed the road between Alder Road and East Prescot Road as the emergency crews gave medical assistance. An eye-witness described the incident saying…

5 facts about whiplash

5 facts about whiplash Whiplash is one of the most common personal injuries people suffer, and subsequently the subject of a lot of compensation claims. According to the ABI there are approximately 1,500 whiplash personal injury claims made every day in the UK, which costs the insurance industry about £2 billion per year and is estimated to add £90 onto our car insurance premiums. Despite it being so common, though, whiplash is still a slightly misunderstood condition – so here are some facts about whiplash and the claims process… 1. Whiplash isn’t just caused by car accidents Although whiplash is most commonly associated with front or rear impact car collisions – which causes the head to jerk backwards and/or forwards and damages the tendons and ligaments in the neck – whiplash can actually happen at any time. For example, the same damage to the neck can occur from a fall from height, or from certain high-impact sports like skiing, snowboarding, football, gymnastics, rugby and football. 2. Whiplash doesn’t require a lot of force It’s often a surprise after a relatively small bump in the car to wake up the next morning with the stiff neck that is a sure sign of…

Road accident causes Toyota to flip onto its roof on Valley Road in Kirkby

Road accident causes Toyota to flip onto its roof on Valley Road in Kirkby A car was left upside down following a recent collision in Kirkby. The junction of Valley Road and Bewley Road, Kirkby Merseyside police, fire and ambulance services attended the scene on Valley Road after the collision was reported at approximately 6.50pm on Saturday 13 May. A spokesman for Merseyside police confirmed that a Toyota car was involved in the accident, which happened at the junction with Bewley Drive. A taxi driver who drove passed the scene of the accident expressed his surprise at the accident: “God knows how they ended up toppled over. I was shocked – it’s only a 30mph road. There was only one car involved which was on its roof. I couldn’t see any damage nearby, or what they had hit. I had a fare in Kirkby and saw it when I came up Valley Road. There were a couple of police cars, ambulance workers and a fire crew, so they must have needed to cut them out. There were some cones blocking off the vehicle too, but it’s a dual carriageway so I think they just reduced it to one lane…” A Merseyside…

Boy, aged 10, in intensive care after being hit by car on Liverpool Road

Boy, aged 10, in intensive care after being hit by car on Liverpool Road A 10 year old boy who was hit by a car earlier this week in Huyton is still in intensive care at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Liverpool Road, Huyton, where the accident happened The crash happened on Liverpool Road, with one witness saying the unnamed child was getting off a bus close to the Blue Bell Primary Care Centre when the incident happened. It is believed that a silver Kia Carens struck the child on Sunday afternoon, the driver of which stopped at the scene and is helping the police – who are still appealing for witnesses. The eyewitness who called the ambulance after the accident, Chantell Balmer, told the Liverpool Echo: “He was crying and in a lot of pain. I think the ambulance took him to Alder Hey. He got off the bus and walked in front of it. He didn’t see the car coming and it won’t have seen him come out in front of the bus. The car hit him and he was thrown up the road and by the time I got to him he was unconscious.” A spokesman for Merseyside…

How new technology is impacting personal injury law

How new technology is impacting personal injury law Not long ago an Uber self-driving car made the headlines after it crashed into an oncoming vehicle, but it’s not just driverless cars that are causing a stir. Everything from hover-boards to drones and e-cigarettes are raising interesting questions about personal injury law. As new technological developments become more and more important to our lives, they should be making everyday tasks simpler. Accessing endless amounts of data using a pocket-sized smartphone, tracking our fitness and day-to-day activity with a smartwatch, using high-end gadgets in the home and kitchen etc… But what if some of these new technologies actually make life more dangerous? For some, this could well be the case. Driverless cars taking to the roads, drones cruising the skies, people speeding around the streets on hover-boards etc… all have the potential to cause harm to users and others. So what exactly do these new technologies mean for personal injury law? Self driving cars A lot of tech and car companies are currently racing to get fully autonomous ‘self driving’ cars on the road. Google’s driverless car ‘division’ Waymo is currently testing cars in four cities in the US and have driven…