Crash victim's widow, child get $4.3m payout

Expatriate, 32, who was cycling died after taxi crashed into him in 2014 after cabby fell asleep

File photo of a cyclist on the road. Mr Benjamin Paul Lawrance, 32, died when a taxi from the opposite direction crashed into him as he was cycling along Mandai Road just after on July 14, 2014. PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER
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An Australian widow whose cyclist husband died here after being hit by a taxi received about $4.3 million last month - believed to be the largest reported payout for an accident dependency claim here.

The High Court-approved payout, which was mutually agreed by the parties involved, capped a settlement reached some four years after the tragedy and a year after insurers for the taxi driver accepted 100 per cent liability.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 07, 2018, with the headline Crash victim's widow, child get $4.3m payout. Subscribe