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5-year-old victim of tragic Tushmore roundabout accident all smiles as local company steps in

5 year old Nathan Wendi was the victim of a tragic road traffic accident on Tushmore roundabout in Crawley on November 1st.

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Picture of Nathan, Isaac Wendi and Ryan Smith of Accident Specialists

The accident closed the Crawley roundabout for more than six hours after a pedestrian, who lost his life, a child and a car were involved in the collision.

Nathan has spent weeks in and out of hospital after sustaining a severe broken leg and has only just slowly begun regaining use of his leg.

Nathan was crossing a junction on the roundabout, riding his bike, together with his family when the accident happened and the bicycle was smashed beyond repair.

Accident Specialists Crawley wanted to help Nathan, knowing how much he loved riding his bike and on Christmas Eve delivered a brand new bike to Nathan at his home in Crawley.

Ryan Smith of Accident Specialists Crawley says:

“We have had the privilege to get to know Nathan and his family and it was apparent how desperately Nathan wanted to get better so he could cycle again. Sadly, his bike was destroyed in the accident, so presented Nathan with a brand new bike just in time for Christmas .”

Nathan’s father, Isaac Wendi says:

“We cannot thank Accident Specialists Crawley enough for their generosity. Nathan is so happy with his new bike and he cannot wait till he is fully recovered to ride again.”

If you have had an accident that was not your fault and would like advice then Crawley based Accident Specialists can be contacted on: 01293 429 842

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Crawley joins money-saving initiative

Crawley Borough Council has become one of the founding members of the Local Government Mutual, helping to save money every year.

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The mutual aims to save its members money by offering an effective alternative to the conventional insurance products and services available to local authorities.

Any surpluses the mutual generates may be used to reduce the cost of insurance, improve the claims process or returned back to members as income.

The structure of the mutual means the council will not pay insurance premium tax, currently set at 12 per cent, on the vast majority of insurance products.

As well as saving money, the mutual puts councils in control by working together, sharing knowledge of best practice and reducing members’ risk exposure without increased costs.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Peter Lamb, said:

“It’s great to see Crawley Borough Council become a founding member of this initiative. The mutual is another way the council is saving money to put back into services and to reduce the forecasted budget gap.”

As a member, the council can still choose between the mutual and private companies for its insurance. However, the mutual can offer price matching or better cover that is up-to-date with changes in local authorities’ organisational and operational activities.  

The council can insure through the mutual from 1 April 2020.

Find out more about the Local Government Mutual here: www.local.gov.uk/new-local-government-mutual


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