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'Dublin Wives' dentist in rickshaw accident

Ken Sweeney Entertainment Editor

Published 19/01/2013 | 05:00

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Danielle Meagher after facial injuries suffered in fall from bicycle rickshaw

A STAR of 'Dublin Wives' was hospitalised after an accident involving a bicycle rickshaw in Dublin.

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Danielle Meagher suffered concussion and a fractured jaw when the vehicle toppled over, the impact resulting in one of her teeth being pushed through her chin.

The dentist (32) was operated on to move part of the tooth which had been embedded in her cheek.

She has now been left with panic attacks and tinnitus from the accident at St Stephen's Green.

Although the incident took place on October 6, the mother of one decided not to speak about it until a week-long run of 'Dublin Wives' had aired on TV3.

"I just wanted to get through Christmas. I didn't even tell some of my friends until recently," she said.

The businesswoman, nicknamed 'Dr Botox', and a friend were using the rickshaw when it toppled.

"I fell out and landed on my face. I remember being covered in blood and someone calling an ambulance," Ms Meagher added.

Rushed to St James's Hospital, she was then transferred to the Mater, where she given stitches and kept in overnight.

Such was the swelling that it was not until several weeks later that part of a tooth was removed from inside her mouth. Ms Meagher took a week off work to recover and is still receiving treatment.

Irish Independent

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