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£90k Compensation for Woman Hit by Car whilst Walking Dogs

A woman, who suffered a life-changing injury when she was hit by a car as she walked her dogs, is reported to have received £90,000 compensation.

Lisa Eagleton was injured in the accident back in February 2007. She was walking her dogs along Darlington Street in Wigan when she was struck by a car. She tells Wigan Today that before crossing the road she looked both ways and moved whilst nothing was coming. However, after making just a few steps she was struck by the vehicle.

Ms Eagleton was taken to hospital where she received treatment for a broken leg and nose. Unfortunately, her leg injury developed numerous complications and infections. After many operations this eventually led to her having to have the limb amputated six months after the incident.

Now, the paper reports that she has finally received compensation some five years after the accident took place. The insurers of the vehicle involved are reported to have denied liability, stating that Ms Eagleton stepped in front of the car. However, the insurers made an offer to split liability shortly before the case was due for trial. She will now reportedly receive £90,000 compensation.

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