The family of Maria De Villota are considering claiming compensation after her tragic death in October 2013, as a result of neurological complications from her serious accident whilst testing for the Marussia team in early July 2012.
De Villota was straight line testing for Marussia at Duxford airport, her first test for the team. when she crashed and hit a lorry at slow speed, although she would lose her right eye in the accident. De Villota fought back to the point that she was cleared to drive road cars again in early 2013, although sadly died in October of that year after complications from the neurological injuries she suffered in the accident.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced it's findings in a report published on Tuesday, in which they absolved the Marussia(Manor) team of any blame for the accident. The De Villota family have responded by stating they would analyse the report "to evaluate the next legal steps to claim the corresponding civil compensation from those responsible".
The Manor Grand Prix team has declined to publicly comment on the HSE report or potential compensation claims, although it appears this could be a story which rumbles on over the next few months, as the family investigate a potential compensation claim for the dreadfully unfortunate death of Maria.
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