Compensation of £70,000 has been paid to the widow and four children of Thomas Whittaker, who died in a road accident in 2004.
The motor insurers paid the compensation to the family of Mr. Whittaker, who worked as a salesman for Isle jewellers. Reports say that the car hit him when he was lying on Bowcombe Road, near Carisbrooke, on the Isle of Wight at 3 in the morning.
The accident was so bad, that he suffered from many injuries and died at the scene. His wife Amy Whittaker, 37 and four children, Hollyanne 17, Daisy 10, Poppy 8 and Drew who was one when Thomas died were left fatherless.
The barrister of the family said to Mrs. Sharp of the London’s High court that this was a very sad incident, where a man died suddenly, leaving his widow and four young children alone on the Isle of Wight.
In the end the family received £70,000, but the case remains a mystery because there is still no reason why Thomas Whittaker was lying on the road at 3 in the morning.