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Injured Schoolgirl seeks £100,000 Compensation from Drink-Drive Mother

A schoolgirl, who suffered serious personal injury, after her drink-driving mother drove the family car into a tree, is to make a claim for £100,000 in compensation.

Ten year old Cansu Ozkan was a back seat passenger in her mothers’ people carrier, when it swerved into the tree as they made their way home from a family party.

Ceyda Ozkan, was reportedly twice over the drink-driving limit, after drinking vodka and Bacardi at the party and eye witnesses at the scene stated that her Chevrolet Captiva, was travelling in excess of 60mph in a 30mph zone, just prior to the crash.

Cansu, suffered numerous injuries in the accident and required surgery to her face, right leg and right wrist, her injuries were so severe that she had to take almost a year off school.

Her step sister Filiz Ozkan, who was heavily pregnant at the time, was travelling in the front passenger seat and lost her life in the crash. Two other adults and two more children also suffered serious injuries.

Ozkan was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving and was sentenced to four years in prison, following an appearance at Woolwich Crown Court.

Her daughter Cansu, who now lives with her father in South East London, has launched a claim for personal injury compensation against her mother and is seeking £100,000 in damages.

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