A woman has launched an accident claim after her husband was killed in a road traffic accident caused by two racing drivers.
Liam Corr was killed when his vehicle was involved in a multi car collision on a bypass. The pile up was caused by Peter Bowyer and Graham Hooper who were racing each other before the accident. Reports say that they were ‘bumper to bumper’ for at least five miles before the incident occurred, and continually overtaking each other. They were travelling at speeds of approximately 80 miles per hour when the accident happened.
One of the racing drivers – Graham Hooper – died at the scene, while the other – Peter Bowyer – was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving. He was sentenced to six and a half years in prison and banned from driving for five years. He had originally been banned from driving for seven years but this was shortened after an appeal.
Liam Corr left behind a wife and young daughter when he died at the scene of the accident in Warminster. They are now making an accident compensation claim which is reported to be in the region of £300,000 for the pain, suffering and loss of their loved family member.