Court to rule on road traffic accident at notorious blackspot
A young driver who was involved in an accident at a notorious blackspot in Swindon which left a motorcyclist with life-changing injuries, is due to appear before magistrates on Wednesday (1 February 2017).
Sarah Gill will appear at Chippenham Magistrates Court charged with driving without due care and attention following an accident in Tewkesbury Way near Mannington Roundabout, during the morning rush hour on 12 February last year.
Ms Gill was driving a grey Vauxhall when she collided with 38-year-old father of two, Ben Sibley, who was riding a friend’s motorbike to work.
Mr Sibley, who lives in Swindon with his wife Lorraine and two children, was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol by Wiltshire Air Ambulance where he remained for almost two months. He suffered multiple injuries in the accident, including a significant brain injury, fractured skull, facial injuries, fractures to his left arm and shoulder and a ruptured spleen.
The specialist brain injuries team at law firm Royds Withy King, is pursuing a claim for compensation on behalf of Mr Sibley for the significant injuries he sustained as well as other costs, including his future care and loss of earnings.
The Sibley family’s solicitor, Stuart Brazington, from law firm Royds Withy King, will be in Court and available for interviews after the hearing.
Please note: The Sibley family have said they do not wish to be contacted by members of the media. However, their lawyers at Royds Withy King will be issuing a press release immediately after the court hearing on 1 February, when the verdict is known.
For further information or to arrange to speak to Stuart Brazington, please contact Natalie Birrell at NBPR on
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