A coach driver who was left devastated after the coach she was driving was involved in a fatal collision has been awarded compensation for the injuries she suffered.

The Unite member, who was not at fault for the accident, feared she would not be able to drive a coach again following the accident in April 2011. However, she has now recovered from her injuries, and hopes to resume coach driving – the job she has enjoyed for 21 years.

The accident happened when a car collided with her coach as she was driving it north along the A19 near Easingwold, North Yorkshire. The driver of that car sadly died, and his insurers later admitted liability for the accident.

The Unite member suffered injuries to her neck, hand, hip, knees and head, and was diagnosed with phobic anxiety disorder. She moved to an administrative role within her company during her recovery, and she hopes to return to driving in the near future.

She said: “After the collision things were very difficult, but I feel fully recovered from my injuries now. I’m really looking forward to returning to the job I love.

“I was very grateful for the help from the solicitors and staff at Beecham Peacock, and I’m very pleased with the outcome of my case.”

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