Widow launches fresh appeal to trace fatal crash driver

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Widow launches fresh appeal to trace fatal crash driver

15th April 2013

A widow has launched a fresh appeal to trace the driver who caused her husband fatal injuries as he walked along an unlit country road more than a year ago.

Simon Ware, 44, of Broughton Astley, tragically died after being hit by two vehicles in Ashby Lane, Bitteswell, near Lutterworth, on 19 December 2011.

At an inquest into the death of Mr Ware held at Leicester Coroner’s Court, Coroner Lydia Brown recorded a verdict of accidental death after hearing how Mr Ware was struck from behind by one vehicle and then run over whilst lying injured in the road by a second. Mr Ware was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary but died of extensive pelvic injuries caused by the first collision.

Following the hearing, Etala Anderson, an associate with Fentons Solicitors LLP, representing Mr Ware’s widow Dee said: “My client has said there are no words to illustrate the pain she has suffered since losing her husband - who she described as the best husband she could ever have hoped for.

“Although it has been over a year now since Simon was killed, the Ware family remain not only utterly devastated but also extremely angry that their grief has been compounded by the fact that the driver, who first struck Simon and then failed to stop at the scene, has still not been traced,” she added.

“The family remain convinced that somebody out there knows what happened,” said Mrs Anderson. “Simon was left lying injured in the road. Someone knows who was driving that first car, or knows who repaired it after the collision. Yet despite witness appeals in the newspapers and the offer of a substantial reward, they remain no closer to learning the truth.

“The Ware family are extremely grateful to those who stopped to give assistance at the scene and to the Coroner for thoroughly investigating the circumstances leading up to Simon’s death,” she added. “Hopefully this has provided them with some answers and will now allow each of them to continue the long and painful process of re-building their lives.

“Although Simon remains greatly missed, the family take comfort in the fact that he left them with so many positive memories, and the contribution to their lives will not be forgotten. As we now consider our next course of action, it would be inappropriate to offer any further comment and we would request that the media respect the family’s privacy at this time.”

Read more at: Leicester Mercury