€900,000 for woman blinded in bus accident
A WOMAN left blind in one eye after she was hit by a bus has settled her High Court damages action for €900,000, writes Tim Healy.
Cam My Lam (65), pictured, was walking in St Stephen's Green, Dublin, on January 13, 2009, when she was hit by a bus, knocked unconscious and suffered a head injury.
Ms My Lam, a married Vietnamese woman from Delhurst Lane, Ongar Park, Clonsilla, Dublin, sued Dublin Bus.
She claimed she was a pedestrian when, owing to the alleged negligence and breach of duty by Dublin Bus, a bus struck her causing serious personal injury.
She further claimed she was unable to resume work as a babysitter and has difficulty in looking after her autistic son since the accident.
She claimed Dublin Bus failed to have any regard for other users of the road and failed to stop, slow down or swerve, or to manage to control the bus so as to prevent the crash. Dublin Bus denied the claims.