Relatives of a toddler whose parents were killed when timber fell from a lorry and landed on them are to make a compensation claim through the civil courts.
Tom Matts and Terri Ann Barnett were killed when a truck being driven by Graham Morgan, 49, hit a bridge causing the timber to fall. They had just dropped off their baby son at nursery moments before the road accident.
The driver pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and served six months of a 12 month jail sentence.
Morgan Matts is currently cared for by his Aunt and Grandmother.
Claire Sessarego, Morgan’s aunt, said she wanted to claim the compensation for the “years of love and support” he has lost.
Mr Matts, 29, died at the scene of the accident while Ms Barnett, 24, died in hospital a short while later.
The family are claiming compensation from the haulage company’s insurers.
Miss Sessarego said: “If Morgan does receive some compensation it will be used to send him to a private school so he can then go to university and something good can come out of something bad.”
His grandmother Diane Miller said they made a point of keeping his parent’s memory alive by showing him photographs of them.
She said: “He asks when mummy Terri will be coming home – it’s a bit confusing at the moment but obviously we’re going to have to tell him at some point that mummy Terri and Daddy Tom won’t be coming home.”
They added they were considering moving from the area as they did not want to be close to the man who caused the accident.