Henry Veine was driving the car. The children were in the back of the car and their mother Rachel veine sat at the front passenger seat. Though the children were wearing the seat belt, unfortunately, Rachel forgot to wear the belt. However, they passed through the small village of Henbury and reached at the crest of a hill, locally known as Egdon Brow, on the A746 and approached towards a double-decker bus, which was traveling quite slowly up the hill. There was a bus stop close to the top of the hill and the bus came to a halt to allow some passengers to alight. There were no double white lines on the road forbidding overtaking which allowed overtaking. In addition, there was no warning of Hazel Tree Lane traffic emerging onto the main road. So, Henry overtook the bus and reaching to the top of the hill, began to return to their lane. There were no vehicles coming to the opposite direction. Suddenly, a red Ford van, registered number E701 LUL came out from a side road driven by Mark Chapstick who was working as a fitter in C.I.C. Instruments Ltd and on the day of the accident was going to drop James McWatt (boyfriend of his sister), off at Telford. He drove up along the Hazel Tree Lane, where it met main Telford Road. He took a break to check all was clear and was intending to turn right in order to collect his Sunday newspaper. His vehicle entered into the lane of Henry Veine very quickly and hit the car of Henry Veine. At this, Henry became perplexed and could not make out anything as to the occurrence took place there. Despite, he tried his level best to save them from the accident and swerved to the right. Chapstick's passenger had a mobile phone and he telephoned for an ambulance. The ambulance took them in the hospital for treatment. Rachel suffered injuries to her left side and was detained to hospital.
In this case, the statements have been obtained from seven witnesses as including Rachel Vine, Henry Douglas Vine, Mark Chapstick, James Andrew McWatt, Doris Warburton, John Barrow and Edgar Horace Walpole. Among them, the most significant statement has been produced by Rachel Vine, Henry Douglas Vine and Mark Chapstick.
As per Rachel Vine, on 19th December, 2006, Rachel and Henry Veine couples along with their children set out from their home to see the parents-in law of Henry Douglas Veine at Telford by a car named Renault Megane, the registration number of which is R447 PDU. The car was driven by Henry Veine, his husband. They passed through the small village of Henbury and reached a hill, locally known as Egdon Brow, on the A746. When they reached at the top of the hill, they crossed a double-decker bus. There was a bus stop close to the top of the hill and the bus seemed to take a break at the hill and Henry overtook the bus. When turning to their lane, there were no vehicles coming in the opposite direction. A red Ford van, registered number E701 LUL, driven by Mark Chapstick was suddenly entered into their lane and hit the car of Henry Veine. Henry tried to swerve to the right to save the accident, but unfortunately he could not escape the accident. Henry and his family members were severely injured. The passenger of Mark