Teacher makes personal injury claim after karting injury

A Glenrothes karting firm is facing a personal injury claim from a teacher who says a pupil injured her while she was in the pit lane.

The 64-year-old woman, who now needs a stick to help her walk, is claiming personal injury compensation and loss of earnings from Driveflight.

On the day of the accident, Mrs Markie has taken some pupils from Peterhead Academy to an Aberdeen indoor Kartstart circuit, organised by Driveflight.

The teacher was looking after a student at the side of the track when another pupil drove their cart through an open gate into the pit lane. The kart was going at some speed and collided with the teacher.

Documents drawn up by the victim’s personal injury solicitors state that after the accident she developed a slight brain injury, pain syndrome, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, walks with a limp and has scarring on both feet.

Driveflight, which offers karting adventures for all age groups, is preparing its defence through the courts. The company says pupil driving the kart was solely to blame for the accident. Furthermore, the driver had already been warned about the way he drove the kart.

The case will probably be heard in court later on this year.

Organisations that provide these types of activities have a duty to ensure the safety of all participants. If you believe you have had an accident caused by the negligence of another, you have a right to claim compensation and a good personal injury solicitor will advise you on the best way to proceed.

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