A lollipop lady who was knocked down whilst on duty is set to be awarded millions of pounds in accident compensation. Eleanor Harman, 61, was ran over whilst she was helping children to cross a road in South Shields. She was working as a lollipop lady on a road just outside her home when the terrible accident happened. As a result of the accident, Mrs Harman sustained a serious head injury and now requires 24 hour care.
Her husband commented on her injuries saying, “The accident changed our lives forever – we have to deal with the consequences every day because Eleanor is simply unable to have the same independence as before. Eleanor has already made a remarkable recovery to where she is now. She underwent life-saving surgery and it was terrifying. At least now we will be able to access further expert treatment and equipment to help her to live with more independence once again”.
It is thought the compensation awarded to Mrs Harman will exceed £3 million, which will be the highest amount awarded to a lollipop lady. This compensation comes after the driver of the car that hit Mrs Harman was found guilty of driving without due care and attention. Her insurers have also now admitted full liability.
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