Compensation agreed for magistrate crash victim

One of the victims of the so-called 'Coffee Costa crash' that happened in April last year has agreed a six-figure compensation sum out of court.

The now infamous crash involved then magistrate Alan Marks, whose car mounted the pavement outside a Costa Coffee shop in Stratford-upon-Avon and drove into a group of people. One of the victims, Heather Coleau, suffered a serious brain injury, and brought a claim for compensation. With the assistance of her personal injury solicitors she was able to agree a settlement shortly after bringing the compensation claim, and it is said to be a six-figure sum.

The driver, Mr Marks, originally escaped prosecution, but the newly-elected police and crime commissioner, Ron Ball, ordered a review. Mr Marks will now face a charge of dangerous driving.

If you have suffered injury or loss as a result of a road traffic accident in Northern Ireland contact one of the compensation claims solicitors at Wilson Nesbitt in Belfast for information and advice on freephone 0800 840 9289.

Alternatively, if you require advice or representation with regard to a driving offence, call 0800 840 0546.