Tuesday 25 September 2018

Beautician flung from go-kart loses damages case

Alicia Mikielewska at Dublin Circuit Civil Court for the
personal injuries hearing yesterday. Photo: CourtPix
Alicia Mikielewska at Dublin Circuit Civil Court for the personal injuries hearing yesterday. Photo: CourtPix

Ray Managh

A 26-year-old beautician who injured her buttocks and tailbone when she was catapulted from a go-kart has lost a €60,000 personal injuries claim against Kylemore Karting.

Polish national Alicia Mikielewska, who owns a beauty salon in Portlaoise, told Judge Terence O'Sullivan in the Circuit Civil Court that she was flung out of the kart when it hit a barrier.

Ms Mikielewska, of Mell Street, Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Co Laois, said her helmet had gone one way and a shoe another in the incident at the Kylemore Karting track, Killeen Road, Dublin.

Barrister Peter O'Brien, for Grovepark Services Limited, which trades as Kylemore Karting, told the court that a full defence had been entered to Ms Mikielewska's claims and negligence was denied.

Ms Mikielewska said she sustained a significant impact to her buttocks and tailbone and suffered soft tissue injuries. Dismissing Ms Mikielewska's claim, Judge O'Sullivan said she had failed to show negligence on the part of Kylemore Karting, but he found her a genuine plaintiff and refused to grant an order for costs against her.

Irish Independent

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