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

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.
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

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

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.

TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

Thank you for reading The Straits Times

You have reached one of our Premium stories. To continue reading, get access now or log in if you are a subscriber.

What is Premium?

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe