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Woman who 'slipped on rose petals' settles case


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A woman who claimed she slipped on rose petals on a hotel dance floor two hours after the bride threw her bouquet has settled her High Court action on confidential terms.

Ann White was attending the afters of a work colleague's wedding reception at the Aherlow House Hotel, Co Tipperary, when she fell on the dance floor, fracturing her wrist and arm.

The 53-year old child care worker said there was a "serious scrum" of about 20 "very enthusiastic" single girls when the bride threw her bouquet at 12.30am. Afterwards there were rose petals all over the dance floor, she said.

Ms White said she got up to dance at about 2.30am and her right foot skidded. A friend went to grab her but she had a "massive skid" and fell backwards, hit her head and heard a crack. She said she skidded on rose petals.

"I got a shock, the pain was so bad," she said. "I could not talk I could not move my arm."

Ms White, of Highfield Grove, Clonmel, Co Tipperary, sued Aherlow House Hotel Ltd over the accident in the hotel.

She claimed that, at about 2.30am on September 15, 2012, she was caused to fall on flower petals, hazardous material was permitted to be on the floor and there was a failure to take any or any adequate care of visitors to the premises.

The claims were denied.

Mr Justice Kevin Cross was yesterday told the case had settled and could be struck out.

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