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Natasha’s law is unveiled to tighten transport safety

Natasha Paton...17-year-old from Cleghorn died in bus crash at Wiston

Natasha Paton...17-year-old from Cleghorn died in bus crash at Wiston

 

ON the fourth anniversary of the death of Lanark Grammar pupil Natasha Paton in a coach crash, a new law has been unveiled, tightening up school transport safety.

In the Fatal Accident Inquiry which followed the death of the 17-year-old Cleghorn lass on March 31, 2010, it was judged that she MIGHT have survived the crash at Wiston had she been wearing her seatbelt.

Medical evidence showed that Natasha did not die from impact injuries when the coach tumbled off a bridge and into a burn near Wiston but drowned when trapped underwater after the crash.

For more information on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.

 

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