Sheffield family to sue over fatal crash

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A grieving widow whose husband was killed when his car skidded off a flooded dual carriageway is taking civil action against the Highways Authority – claiming the road was unsafe.

Norman Milburn, aged 59, was driving in Lincolnshire when his car hit a pool of flood water, careered off the road, hit a street light and burst into flames.

Mr Milburn, a project manager for Hewlett Packard, died at the scene.

His widow Wendy, 57, of Handsworth, Sheffield, said: “When a loved one leaves to go to work you never think it is going to be the last time you will see them, and it is worse than you can possibly imagine.

“The police told me he had lost control of the car because of excess water that was on the carriageway. I just don’t believe that stretch of road was safe enough for people to drive along.

“Norman was a wonderful, kind and loving man and he will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

“We would like answers about why people were driving along this stretch of road in such dangerous conditions. It should never have been open with such a lot of water covering it.

“I hope if other people come forward we can fight to make this road safer so others do not suffer the way we have.”

Mr Milburn died on the A46 in Norton Disney. His family has instructed law firm Slater & Gordon to launch a civil claim against the Highways Authority.

Motorists who have experienced problems on the road should call Jenny Keith on 0844 854 3065.