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Bono denies crash caused injuries to taxi driver who lodged €60k claim, court hears

Saurya Cherfi

Published 09/12/2015 | 02:30

Bono’s legal team delivered a defence to Mr Bolger’s claim in which, while it is admitted a collision occurred at 10pm on October 11, 2013, denies the taxi driver could have suffered the injuries he alleged
Bono’s legal team delivered a defence to Mr Bolger’s claim in which, while it is admitted a collision occurred at 10pm on October 11, 2013, denies the taxi driver could have suffered the injuries he alleged

A taxi driver issued a €60,000 personal injury damages claim against Bono in the Circuit Civil Court.

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Philip Bolger - who died last month - claimed the U2 singer had driven into the back of his taxi which was parked in Eustace Street near the Clarence Hotel, in Dublin's Temple Bar.

Mr Bolger's death was not in any way connected with the incident.

He sued Bono under his real name, Paul Hewson, and alleged a 2004 Maserati had struck his car from behind.

Bono's legal team delivered a defence to Mr Bolger's claim in which, while it is admitted a collision occurred at 10pm on October 11, 2013, denies the taxi driver could have suffered the injuries he alleged.

Hewson, of Vico Road, Killiney, Co Dublin, states in his defence that the impact was minor and happened at a low velocity. He said he was not liable for any injuries.

Bolger, of Trim Road, Longwood, Co Meath, died on November 15 last, his widow Monica later confirmed. He claimed he suffered pain in his neck, shoulder and back following the collisions and had to attend hospital.

It is assumed an application will be made to withdraw the case from January's trials list.

Irish Independent

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