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5 May 2022 | Firm News | Article by Ciaran McCabe

Hugh James and South Wales Police join forces to raise money for road victims

Hugh James and staff from South Wales Police traffic teams, are gearing up to complete a static relay to support the Andy Cox Challenge 2022 – a high-profile fundraising event organised by RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims.

Andy Cox, RoadPeace, Road crash Victims Charity Race

The teams will be completing a 32-mile static relay, carefully chosen to represent the victims and families affected by the 32 serious and fatal road traffic collisions on roads across the South Wales Police force area in 2021.

Lawyers from the Hugh James Catastrophic injury team will join colleagues from the South Wales Police Serious Collision Investigation unit, Forensic Collision Investigation unit, Casualty Reduction Team, and other specialist units. Representatives from Go Safe, the Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership, will also be participating in the event, which takes place on Friday 20 May, at the force’s Road Policing Unit in Gwaelod-y-Garth.

All funds raised from the relay will be donated to the RoadPeace initiative. You can pledge your support via the fundraising link which has been set up for the relay.

The Andy Cox Challenge takes place between 16-22 May and follows on from the success of last year’s event. Andy Cox is the UK’s top roads policing officer and will lead a week of awareness-raising & fundraising across the UK, to highlight the impact of road danger & the need for urgent action to reduce road death and injury. He will be covering 30 miles per day through a combination of running, walking and cycling to mark RoadPeace’s 30th anniversary.

Last year, Andy was supported by a number of UK police forces, bereaved families, and members of the public, but this year he is stepping it up a gear. He is urging every police force in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to join in the challenge to raise significantly more money and, in the process, significantly more public awareness around road danger.

Hugh James was announced as the first gold sponsor for the Andy Cox Challenge 2022. We have extensive experience in handling compensation claims for people who have suffered catastrophic injuries. Many of these injuries were sustained in road collisions. We were recently awarded the prestigious award of Catastrophic Injury Team of the Year at the Claims Media Personal Injury Awards 2021.

Ciaran McCabe, a Partner in the Hugh James Catastrophic Injury team, said today:

Andy Cox has done a huge amount to raise funds for RoadPeace over the years. At Hugh James, we act for severely injured clients and families that have been bereaved through road traffic collisions, so, we recognise the important work the charity does.

It’s great that we can support this campaign in May and join forces with South Wales Police to fundraise together. The static relay is a very poignant one, marking a mile for each fatal and serious crash across the force area last year.

Author bio

Ciaran McCabe is a Partner and joint head of the National Serious Injury Department. The department was awarded Claimant Catastrophic Injury Team of the year at the PI Awards in 2021. He has specialised for over 20 years in assisting both adults and children, through England and Wales, who have sustained life changing injuries to the brain, spinal cord and limb loss.

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.

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