A widow of a paratrooper who was killed in a motorbike accident has been awarded £95,000 compensation from the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Mr Train was riding a motorbike at an army barracks in Essex, when he crashed into the side of a minibus. The minibus had been turning into a side road, crossing the path of the motorbike when the accident happened. The victim sustained major injuries and later died as a result of these.
It is thought Mr Train had glanced to the side of the road to look at colleagues, and when he looked back to the road he was travelling too fast to avoid the accident. Despite this, it was argued that the driver of the minibus should not have begun turning the vehicle onto the other side of the road without fully assessing the risk of colliding with the motorbike.
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Published: 13th February 2014