A mum whose son and husband were killed after being hit by an uninsured driver has received nearly half a million pounds as an accident compensation payout.
Kerry Pethig has had to live with the death of her husband and seven year old son after Alan Oliver smashed into them at a known accident black-spot in Kent. The father and son were parked on the side of the road following a breakdown in 2005. Mr Oliver’s car veered violently before smashing into the side of them. Unfortunately Mr Pethig passed away at the scene while the seven year old boy was rushed to hospital, where he later sadly died.
Mr Oliver was sentenced to nine years in jail for causing death by dangerous driving. The uninsured driver from Pontefract pleaded guilty in court to the charge put before him.
Last week, the Motor Insurance Bureau agreed to award Mrs Pethig £425,000 in accident compensation. The Motor Insurance Bureau is an organisation made up of all car insurance bodies to pay claims against uninsured and untraced drivers. The money awarded could be used by Mrs Pethig to help raise her four surviving children. They will each receive a part of the compensation as part of the settlement terms.