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05/05/2011

Charity bicycle crash compensation claim after fatality

The family of a cyclist in his late 20s, who died following a car crash in the Isle of Anglesey, will have to wait for liability for his fatal personal injuries to be determined prior to making a bicycle crash compensation claim for their loss.

The victim, with a group of other bike riders, was taking part in an endurance challenge to raise money for a leukaemia charity when a car collided with him on the A55, near Llangefni.

The car driver was a 77-year-old man. He suffered knee and ankle injuries in the accident – however the cyclist's injuries were much more severe.

An 18-year-old witness stated, "It was an awful, awful scene. My mum held the man's hand and tried to comfort him, while me and some other people tried to put him in the recovery position and administer first aid. The other cyclists appeared to be in shock."

He told the press that he called the emergency services, who talked him and other helpers through first aid techniques until paramedics arrived. Unfortunately the casualty was pronounced dead by ambulance crew.

"It's a scene I will never forget," the witness added.

The police are asking for witnesses of the crash to come forward with information which might help their investigation. The driver involved was released on bail.

If the elderly motorist is found liable for the young victim's fatal injuries, then the cyclist's family may decide to take legal action in the form of a bicycle crash compensation claim.

 

 
 
 
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