Twin brothers settle High Court claim against farmer after sister dies in tractor accident
Two brothers, who were at a farm when their eight-year-old sister died after she was hit by a tractor bucket, have settled their High Court actions for €30,000 each.
Paula Dinsberga lost her life as she was playing with a friend while staying on the farm outside Charleville, Cork, as her parents attended a wedding in Latvia, the court heard.
The accident occurred on September 28, 2014, when Paula and her friend ran in front of the tractor. The driver braked and the bucket fell off, instantly killing Paula and injuring her friend.
The news of the tragedy had to be broken by Gardai to Paula's parents, Linda and Raivo Dinsberga, when they flew in from Latvia later than evening.
In the High Court Tuesday (March 7), Mr Justice Kevin Cross said what happened Paula was terrible and devastating for them all.
The judge approved the settlement of €30,000 each in the cases of Paula's twin brothers, Rainers Patriks, who were on the farm at the time and witnessed the emergency situation that followed.
The boys, who were nearly six years of age at the time, suffered an abnormal grief reaction and nervous shock.
Rainers and Patriks, now aged eight, of The Orchard, Hansfield, Dooradoyle, Limerick, through their mother Linda Dinsberga, sued the tractor owner Liam Guiney of Rusheen, Newtownshandrum, Co Cork.