Mother to get compensation after car crashA mother-of-three from South Tyneside is to receive compensation for injuries received in a car crash in 2003.
Shona McKay, 41 and of Wellands Close, Whitburn, was in a vehicle with two of her children when a stolen car collided with her at speed, the Evening Chronicle reports.
She received injuries to the head, as well as fracturing her arms, legs, chest and pelvis. Her son and daughter, Kieron and Levi, each suffered broken collar bones and ribs.
The driver of the other car, a 16-year-old, was given a nine-month jail sentence.
Mrs McKay's case was initially jeopardised after her claim for cash from her insurer, Direct Line, failed to be served on time. However, a county court judged said the time limit could be waived so that the case could continue to trial.
An appeal from Direct Line was dismissed and Mrs McKay could now receive up to £500,000 in compensation. She had what she hoped would be her last operation in October and has also received counselling, according to the Shields Gazette.SHARE THIS