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Posted 31/01/2011

A compensation payout of £180,000 has been awarded to the widow of a man who died while carrying out his job as a driving instructor.

Alan Underwood had been assessing Corinne Radburn in an 18-ton lorry when the accident occurred in a truck stop in Crick, Northamptonshire in March 2008.

He had asked her to drive towards a line of cones at 20 miles per hour and then perform an emergency stop in front of them.

However, the pupil did not stop and Mr Underwood – who had been standing around 15 metres behind the line of cones – was crushed between the vehicle and a parked trailer, dying instantly.

Dawn Underwood took legal action against her husband’s employers Auto Search (Essex) – also known as Sterling Training Service – and Ms Radburn and 70 per cent liability has now been agreed at the High Court, with the judge approving the payout.

Anyone who has experienced a loved one being killed at work may be eligible to claim compensation and should seek the advice of an experienced solicitor.


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