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Thorneycroft News for August 2012

New Reports Show Enforcement Cameras Reduce Car Accidents in Scotland

13th August 2012

Tayside Safety Camera Partnership has welcomed the publication of a new report which shows that there has been a large reduction of car accidents in Scotland.

The Key Scottish Safety Camera Statistics report showed that the number of people seriously injured at safety camera sites around Scotland had fallen for that last three years consecutively. 

On average the number of people killed in areas where safety cameras are present has fallen by 68% and collisions involving personal injuries have reduced from an average of 1,054 to 547, which is a reduction of 48%. 

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Free Legal Clinics – Holmes Chapel

13th August 2012

Free Legal Clinics

Holmes Chapel

Every Thursday afternoon between 2pm and 5pm in the offices adjacent to Thorneycroft Estate Agents.

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We provide a full range of services including:

For more details on any of these clinics, or to make an appointment, call 01625 503444 and speak to a member of our private client team.

We are also happy to arrange home visits at a time convienient to yourself.

Thorneycroft Solicitors Car Spotted at Cheshire Game & Country Fair

28th August 2012

The Thorneycroft car was out and about again this weekend at the Cheshire Game and Country Fair.

One of our customers Cathy managed to get a few snaps of her and her partner next to it so they have been entered into our prize draw to win £20s worth of M&S vouchers.

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Thorneycroft Solicitors Sponsor Excellence in Customer Service Category at Macclesfield and Wilmslow Business Awards

20th August 2012

We are pleased to confirm that we will be sponsoring the “Excellence in Customer Service” category at this year’s Macclesfield and Wilmslow Business Awards.

The award recognises companies with a focus on customer service and care and has been designer for businesses who can demonstrate excellence and achievement within the field of their customer care and service.

Judging criteria will include customer service objectives and strategy, business performance, customer care and more.

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Thorneycroft Solicitors Enjoy Day With Clients and Staff at Wolves Vs Wigan

15th August 2012

We had a smashing time with clients and staff at Saturday’s Warrington Wolves Vs Wigan game! Very entertaining and a great result. Here are some of the photos that we snapped while we were there! 

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Pensioner in Critical Condition after Road Accident in Preston

29th August 2012

An 80-year-old woman from Lancashire is in a critical condition in hospital after she suffered serious head and chest injuries when her vehicle smashed in to a combine harvester. 

The car accident happened in New Hall Lane, Preston at 1pm last wednesday. 

Emergency services including firefighters, paramedics and police officers were called to the scene to a roundabout near the Hesketh Arms pub.

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Winsor Man in Hospital after Serious Motorbike Accident

29th August 2012

A man from Windsor, USA is recovering in hospital after a serious motorbike accident on Route 17 in Windsor. 

The 34-year-old was last described as being in stable condition in ‘Central Maine Medical Center’ according to the local Sheriff on Monday. 

Medial staff from the hospital have refused to reveal any more updates since the announcement by request of the rider’s family. 

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Young Baseball Player set for $14.5m Compensation Payout

28th August 2012

A young boy from New Jersey in America is set to receive $14.5m in compensation after a metal baseball bat left him with brain damage.

The 14-year-old was struck by a fast flying ‘line drive’ while he was playing in a youth baseball game and will now settle a lawsuit against the baseball league and the metal bat manufacturer.

“The Domalewskis are still saddened by the tragic events of June 2006, but this settlement provides them with some relief and comfort that Steven will get the care he needs for the rest of his life,” the boy’s solicitor said in a recent statement. 

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Heartbroken Woman Shares Story of Fatal Road Accident

28th August 2012

A young woman who was involved in a car accident in which she lost her partner says it is  a blessing that she doesn’t have any memory of it. 

The 26-year-old broke her neck in three places and feared that she would be paralysed after the accident which happened on a late night in July. 

The couple were on their way home when their vehicle crashed off the Beeches Road bridge near Gloucestershire and on to the A417 below. 

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Brazilian Construction Worker Cheats Death and Serious Brain Injury in Freak Accident

21st August 2012

A Brazilian construction worker has cheated death and avoided serious brain injury in a freak accident. 

The 24-year-old was working on a building site when a sharp 6ft long piece of metal fell from five storeys above him. 

The object went straight through the hard hat of the worker, passed through the back of his skull and a major part of his brain before exiting between his eyes. 

Remarkably, the worker didn’t lose consciousness and was able to perfectly describe the incident to doctors. 

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