MH represented a driver who had been the innocent victim of negligent police driving. Many solicitors had been apprehensive of bringing the driver’s claim because the police involved had been in the process of an active call. What MH appreciated, and went on to prove, is that even when on an active call the police have a duty not to put the public at unnecessary risk.
In this case MH was able to prove that the police had approached the junction that his client was driving through, when the lights were showing green in her favor. The police had been displaying their lights but not their sirens, and with the junction being in a built up area this gave the driver no opportunity to be aware of the approaching police car. The police proceeded through the junction, on the wrong side of the road and drove into his client causing her significant injury. MH successful recovered his client damages to compensate her for her injury, pain, suffering and loss of amenity.