A school crossing guard, who was knocked over by a hit and run driver while helping children cross the road, has settled her hit and run compensation claim with the driver´s insurers.
Forty-nine year old Karen Littler from Wigan in Lancashire was hit by the Honda Insight driven by Ceris Lovett while she was helping children cross the road outside their school in Ashton-in-Makerfield in March 2012.
Rather than checking to see if Karen was alright, Lovett drove off and was pursued by a motorist who had witnessed the accident. The motorist was able to record Lovett´s number plate and informed Greater Manchester Police.
Karen was taken by ambulance to Wigan Infirmary, where she received professional medical attention for bruising down the left-hand side of her body. She returned to work as a lollipop lady soon after, but continued to experience confidence issues when walking into the road to stop oncoming traffic.
Lovett was arrested by Greater Manchester Police and convicted of driving without care and attention. However, despite their client´s conviction for the offence, Karen received no joy in pursuing a hit and run compensation claim directly from Lovett´s car insurance company.
Eventually Karen sought professional legal assistance and legal proceedings were issued – at which point Lovett´s car insurance company made an offer of settlement for Karen´s hit and run compensation claim for an undisclosed amount, which was accepted on advice from Karen´s lawyer.