A group of fruit packers who were injured in a coach crash on the M5 motorway are to take legal action, it is claimed.
The accident happened in foggy conditions back in March. The fruit packers were on their way to a farm in Evesham for work. The coach they were travelling on initially broke down before the driver got it running again. However, the coach broke down again after just a couple of minutes back on the road, and came to a halt in the middle lane.
A lorry crashed into the back of the coach whilst it was stationary. Unfortunately, one of the coach passengers – Liaquat Ali – died at the scene. The driver of the lorry also tragically suffered injuries in the incident that proved fatal.
The driver of the fruit pickers coach is currently on bail under suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
17 of the fruit packers that were on the coach suffered injuries. These include various injuries such as head, back and leg damage. The Birmingham Post is reporting that the group are now set to seek personal injury damages. An investigation by West Midlands Police into the incident is said to still be ongoing, and will determine who is liable for the accident.