A new pedestrian crossing costing £250,000 is to be built at Normanton Hill, the spot where schoolgirl Jasmyn Chan was killed after a hit-and-run accident in May 2014. The ‘Jazzy’s Crossing’ scheme, which will be implemented in the 2015/16 financial year, is going ahead after over 12,000 people signed a petition to improve safety on the road at known accident blackspots.
Sandra Bradley, the petition’s organiser, had this to say, “It’s good to see that the council is taking this issue most seriously. I’m so pleased with the way the community has come together after this terrible tragedy to help find solutions to the problems, but it is dreadful so many drivers are still driving at such reckless and dangerous speeds in what is a 30 mile speed limit. Jazzy’s Crossing will not only be a lasting tribute to a very courageous teenager, but more importantly will help to prevent any further tragedies on this very dangerous stretch of road.”
If someone you love has been killed in a road traffic accident, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
The tragedy of hit-and-run accidents
In a hit-and-run accident, the vehicle involved flees the scene, so it is down to police to investigate and arrest the person responsible. If they are found, you may be able to make a claim for compensation against their insurer, but even if the responsible driver is not found, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau may be willing to pay out compensation for your loss. All too often, those involved in hit-and-run accidents are killed, but if someone you love has been seriously injured, you could claim compensation for their pain and suffering. Don’t forget that there is still a three year time limit in place to make a claim, whether you are claiming for yourself or on behalf of somebody else who has been injured or killed.
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