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Brain injury victim awarded €300,000

Published 21/11/2012 | 08:48

A GREYSTONES MAN has been awarded €300,000 after suffering a brain injury.

Ciarán Chestnutt suffered the injury when his head was clipped by the mirror of a Waterford City Council truck as he stood at pedestrian lights.

Mr. Chestnutt told the High Court that his memory has been ' hopeless' since the 2007 accident, and he can neither smell nor taste.

The 25-year-old student sued the driver of the truck, council worker Michael Coyne, as well as Waterford City Council.

The Court heard that Mr. Chestnutt was lawfully standing at lights on Paddy Brown's Road, Waterford, on October 26 2007 when he was hit by the truck, suffering personal injuries, loss and damage.

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