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Wokingham woman begins £200,000 High Court Claim against local taxi driver after crash

Updated: Oct 15, 2022

A woman has begun a High Court claim for more than £200,000 against a taxi driver who crashed his cab in London while she and her boyfriend travelled as passengers.

Back on 24 July 2021 Holly Avery was cut out of the Wokingham licensed Ford Galaxy taxi by emergency services. The cab driven by Abid Mehmood, hit a kerb and bollards before crashing into a streetlamp and rolling over, according to a writ issued at the court in London and now made publicly available.

The writ, made through the Miss Avery’s father, says Avery was taken by air ambulance to the neuro-intensive care unit at University Hospital Southampton in a coma, such was the severity of her injuries.

Avery’s injuries included a brain haemorrhage, head and facial fractures, a right fractured elbow, and fractures of her left lower leg and ankle.

Miss Avery has launched the action through her father Paul Avery, claiming against driver Abid Mehmood and insurers IQUW Syndicate Management.

According to BerkshireLive, the driver Mehmood is accused of failing to keep a proper lookout, driving too fast, failing to control his car as he approached the junction with London Bridge Road to avoid hitting the kerb and losing control, and failing to use reasonable care and skill when driving.

Avery is looking for damages, and provisions which will allow her to return to court to seek for more compensation if her condition worsens in the future.


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