Sunday 20 October 2019

Court approves over €11,000 in settlements to young crash victims

Settlements totalling more than €11,000 were approved at the civil sitting of Wexford District Court on April 21 for two young brothers who were involved in a car crash almost seven years ago.

The court heard that the boys, from the Oylegate area, were back seat passengers in a car being driven by their father in June 2008 when a vehicle being driven by an employee of the company Air Separation Ltd. crossed to the wrong side of the road and caused a crash.

One child suffered no physical injuries but was nervous about travelling in a car for some months afterwards.

The other sustained bruising and some other relatively minor injuries that he quickly recovered from.

He too was nervous about being in a car for some time afterwards.

Judge Timothy Lucey approved an offer from Aviva Insurance of €5,000 for the first child and €6,000 for the other.

Also awarded were special costs to cover ambulance and A&E fees incurred at the time, and legal costs in respect of bringing the application.

Wexford People

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