Coroner finds there was nothing else the driver could have done in tragic traffic collision
Parklane Plowden Chambers’ Barrister Jade Ferguson (pictured) represented the driver of a vehicle which collided with a pedestrian, Mr Stephen Gill, at an inquest on 19 November 2021 at Northallerton Coroner’s Court.
Mr Gill, who had previously overcome serious injuries after being hit by a car as a child, died on 16 October 2020 after being struck by a vehicle on his way home.
Assistant Coroner for Yorkshire North East, Mr John Broadbridge, stated that, although the Coroner’s Court does not apportion blame, there was nothing more that the driver could have done to avoid the collision.
The collision took place on a dark unlit road surrounded by a canopy of trees. The Court heard that following the collision, North Yorkshire County Council had introduced signs and there were discussions in respect of adding a pedestrian crossing.
The inquest is reported here: