Teenage girl awarded £7.5m in compensation after fatal car accident

A teenage girl who was left paralysed after a car accident has been awarded compensation.

The girl was just 13 when a BMW pulled out in front of the car which her and her mum were traveling, causing the Audi to collide with an oncoming lorry.

The 48-year-old mum and driver of the car was killed in the accident.

The victim, who is now 17, was awarded the compensation by London’s High Court.

The girl, who is planning to go to university next year, has been handed a lump sum of £7.5million and will receive tax free payments of £270,000 each year to help cover the costs of her care.

The driver of the BMW walked away from the accident uninjured and pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving without due care and attention following the crash which happened in March 2009.

Approving the settlement, Mr Justice Macduff said, “It never ceases to amaze me how people can deal with this type of adversity.

“I can’t turn back the clock, but what I can do is to wish you all the very best for your future.”

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