Two compensation claims have been made by a widow and a skateboarder linked by the same road accident.
Susan Honey’s husband Tim was killed when he swerved into the path of an oncoming car.
Mr Honey had manoeuvred his motorcycle into the wrong lane in an attempt to avoid Lewis Hart, of Tiverton Close, Widewell, who had stepped onto the road to retrieve his friend’s skateboard.
The young skateboarder sustained a broken collarbone when he was knocked over by the motorbike.
Mrs Honey, of Beverston Way, Widewell, Plymouth, has made a compensation claim against Mr Hart for GBP 300,000, claiming that he stepped out onto the road without looking and caused the death of her husband.
Mr Hart, however, is suing the widow for GBP 25,000, arguing that Mr Honey had been driving too fast – around 60 mph in a 40 mph zone, the Plymouth Herald reports
Earlier this week, the Bromley Times reported that a man paralysed in an incident on the roads had been awarded GBP 1.45 million in car accident compensation.
Keith Barker-Platt, 59, was knocked off his moped by a car on Well Hall Road in Eltham five years ago.
Posted by Trevor Baker