Sunday 18 August 2019

Man (59) who suffered serious injuries in car crash settles High Court action for €3.5 million

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Tim Healy

A 59-year old man who suffered serious injuries in a car crash has settled his High Court action for €3.5 million.

Finian Mc Kenna has been in a wheelchair as a result of the accident five years ago.

Mr Justice Kevin Cross said Mr McKenna was seriously injured in the accident through no fault of his own.

The case was before the court for assessment of damages only. 

Mr McKenna, Beechmount Gardens, Navan, Co Meath, sued Castlekeeran Transport Ltd, trading as Farrelly Transport, with registered offices at Carnaross , Kells, Co Meath, and the driver of the other vehicle, Marius Anuska of Riverstown, Kilmessan , Co Meath as a result of the accident on November 4, 2014. The owners of two cars parked in the area of the accident were also sued.

It was claimed Mr McKenna was driving near Dunganny, Trim, Co Meath, when the vehicle owned by Farrelly Transport collided with him while overtaking or attempting to overtake parked cars.

It was claimed there was a failure to keep any or any adequate lookout and and that the parked cars were overtaken when it was unsafe and dangerous to do so.

It was also claimed there was a failure to take any or any adequate evasive action to avoid a collision.

The owners of the parked cars, it was also alleged, had parked their cars in a dangerous and unsafe place.

The claims were denied.

Mr McKenna suffered multiple fractures in the crash and was in a hospital for a year afterwards and now uses a wheelchair.

Approving the settlement, Mr Justice Cross wished Mr McKenna all the best for the future.  He also noted he was now cared for by his brother, Shane.  

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