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A husband and wife have died after their car was involved in a bus accidents in South Lanarkshire, near Larkhall. The road traffic accident occurred on Saturday 12 June at around 1pm, according to Strathclyde Police. The crash happened near the Brookside Garden Centre, where the elderly couple had just left.

A man left disabled following a motorcycle accident has been awarded £650,000 in compensation. Antony Williams, 33, was on his way to work in Bristol when a tipper van being driven by Wayne Giles turned across his path, causing a head on collision between Mr Williams’ motorcycle and an oncoming car which had swerved to avoid the tipper. Mr Giles was prosecuted in 2007 for driving without due care and attention.

A Fatal Accident Inquiry has found that the death of a young Ross-Shire woman could have been prevented. Christina Fraser was killed in the road traffic accident when a 30-tonne digger came loose from the back of a transporter lorry on the A9 near Invergordon and fell onto the car she was a passenger in, crushing her. She died as a result of her injuries. The accident happened nearly four years ago in July 2006.

A woman who was left wheelchair-bound after being thrown from a fairground ride in May 2006 has been awarded £35,000 personal injury compensation at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court.

Jessica Oseland, 28, from Bilston near Wolverhampton, was thrown from the ride and travelled 45 ft through the air when the carriage that she was riding in became free from the rest of the machine structure. She has been left wheelchair bound. She received severe spinal injuries and has since had to move to specially adapted accommodation. A friend who went on the ride with her, Alison Foxall, sustained head, neck and back injuries but was released from hospital shortly after the accident.

Motorbike Accident Compensation ClaimsDumfries and Galloway police force have urged bikers to drive responsibly and to take responsibility for their own safety after over three motor cycle drivers were injured in road traffic accidents over the space of one week.

In this case a lorry crashed into the side of a car. The driver of the car and two passengers suffered serious personal injuries and two other passengers in the car were killed in the accident. The driver of the car sought compensation for the losses and injuries she sustained as a result of the road traffic accident.

Thompsons Solicitors has welcomed the news that scientists have safely tested a potential vaccine they hope can beat mesothelioma, the deadly cancer linked to asbestos exposure.

Patricia Aitken appeared in court charged with causing the death of Suzanne Harkness, who at the time off the car accident in August last year was learning to drive.

Ms Harkness was having a driving lesson in the borders when the car accident occurred and as a result she suffered serious personal injuries and her driving instructor was injured.  Ms Harkness was taken to a local hospital by ambulance but sadly died a short while later.

A driver is currently on trial at the High Court in Glasgow charged with causing the death of  17 year old Anthony Reilly in a Road Traffic Accident in May 2008.

20 year old Darren Jackson crashed his BMW in Bargeddie after meeting with friends in a car park.  On Wednesday, Jackson denied the charge of causing death by dangerous driving.

In the recent case of Skillen V NIG Limited in Livingston Sheriff Court, Skillen claimed compensation from the insurers of a third party vehicle for injuries and losses she sustained in a road traffic accident. The insurers of the third party vehicle, which caused the road traffic accident, were NIG Limited.  Skillen was a passenger in a stationary vehicle which was struck from behind by the third party vehicle. As a result of the road traffic accident Skillen claimed compensation for injuries suffered to her leg, neck and back.

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