Footballer Courtney Meppen-Walter is to be sued by the family of two people who were killed when the footballer’s car crashed into their vehicle.
The collision, which happened in September 2012, resulted in the deaths of Kulwant Sing and Ravel Kaur, who were brother and sister.
Mrs Kaur’s two sons, aged 16 and 17, were travelling in the back of the Nissan Micra when the accident happened, and were badly injured.
Mr Sing, 32, was married with two children aged four and one.
Meppen-Walter, 18, was sentenced to serve 16 months in prison at Manchester Crown Court after he admitted causing death by dangerous driving.
The family has now instructed solicitors to start civil proceedings against the footballer with a view of claiming substantial compensation from the footballer’s insurance company.
In court it transpired that both families came to the UK in 2001 to flea persecution from the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The accident happened at the Great Ducie Street and Sherborne Street junction. During the course of the accident, the family’s car was hit by Meppen-Walter’s vehicle, which was travelling at just under 56mph and was in a state of acceleration. Meppen-Walter’s vehicle struck the Micra as it emerged from a side road.
In a statement the family solicitor said: “We are acting for and advising the family in respect of a civil case against Courtney Meppen-Walter.”
The case continues.