The victims of a recent bus collision that involved two other vehicles have begun investigating claims for compensation.
The accident, involving a bus and two cars, occurred on the 3rd March this year along the Bridlington Road in Chesterfield. Seven of the bus passengers, who had been riding the number 70 bus towards Killamarsh, had to be taken to the Chesterfield Royal Hospital after the collision, though one of the car drivers sustained such severe injuries that they had to be airlifted to the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, for treatment.
Shortly after the accident, a police investigation commenced and resulted in the arrest of a thirty-seven year old man who is suspected to have caused the crash through reckless driving. The victims of the accident have also sought legal counsel concerning a compensation settlement for their physical and emotional trauma, though it is likely that any compensation claims will not be made until the police investigation has advanced.
Seventy-year old Mavis Blood was on the bus when it collided with the other vehicles. She was also amongst the passengers to be brought to the Chesterfield Royal Hospital, where she was diagnosed with a bleed on her brain, as well as deep lacerations to her face. As a precaution, doctors admitted her overnight, though it appears that she did not suffer permanent damage from the crash.
Mavis’ granddaughter, Ellen Chapman, spoke to the Derbyshire Times whilst her grandmother was still being monitored: “She went to hospital and there was concern because she’s 70 she’s high risk, and they found she’s got a bleed on the brain, likely because she takes blood thinning tablets. They’re monitoring her and hoping the bleed will sort herself out.”
A solicitor, who is representing one of the bus passengers, has also commented that “The consequences of such incidents should not be downplayed, as through our work acting on behalf of clients we have seen how crashes of this nature have left victims suffering from not only their physical injuries months after the event, but also the psychological trauma.”