Widower Taking Crash Case To English Court

January 21, 2019

Mary McKee“The widower of a Christchurch woman killed in a boat crash in Bermuda is trying to get further redress in the English courts,” according to a report from New Zealand’s Stuff.

The story said, “Mary McKee was killed on June 1, 2017, after an inflatable boat, on which she was a passenger, was hit at night by a 5-metre Mako speedboat on Hamilton Harbour.

“She and her husband were in Bermuda to watch the America’s Cup races. The crash happened as the couple were ferried back to the catamaran on which they were staying after having dinner ashore.

“Various legal actions followed and Arthur McKee has now instructed English law firm Stewarts to begin proceedings against the operators of the catamaran and the skipper of the inflatable boat. The case will be heard by the English High Court.

“The driver of the speed boat, Andrew Lake, 27, was last year sentenced to eight months jail, suspended for two years, and 100 hours’ community service.

“Lake admitted causing the death of Mary McKee by reckless driving, but was acquitted on a manslaughter charge on evidence he had not seen the inflatable boat containing McKee because it had no lighting. It should have a red, green and white lights.

“Arthur McKee reached a settlement with Lake’s insurers last year, but the sum was limited by Lake’s insurance cover.”

You can read the full story here on Stuff.

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