Compensation sought for foot amputation
85 year old great-grandmother Annie Fallon, was crossing a road in Cockfosters, London, in July 2010, when she was hit by a police van. Mrs. Fallon was seriously injured in the accident, losing the front part of her right foot. She is now seeking compensation of £300,000.
At the time of the incident, the police van was responding to an emergency call, and this was why it was travelling on the wrong side of the road at 43 mph in what is a 30mph zone.
The Evening Standard reports that the injury has had a great impact on her life. The NHS has fitted her with a prosthetic foot, which causes her pain and discomfort as it is not one specifically made for her.
As stated by the paper, the case has been submitted to the High Court in London, and that Mrs. Fallon is now seeking compensation damages of up to £300,000, claiming negligence on the part of the police officer driving the van.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission found the driver had not been trained in driving to emergency responses. He was not charged regarding the incident.