Monday 24 September 2018

Young man knocked down as a boy in hit-and-run settles High Court action for €50k

The High Court in Dublin (Stock image)
The High Court in Dublin (Stock image)

Tim Healy

A young man who was knocked down in a hit and run as he walked across a pedestrian crossing in Tallaght, Dublin has settled his High Court action for €50,000.

Aaron Ryan was on the pedestrian crossing on Fortunestown Road, Tallaght, Dublin,on November 13, 2013 when he was struck by a car  which remains untraced and unidentified.

His case, brought by his mother Aishling Ryan, was against the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland. 

He claimed the untraced motorist was driving in a careless or dangerous manner and failed to yield right of way or to maintain proper control of the vehicle.

Michael Bryne SC, for Aaron, from Kiltalawn Road, Tallaght,  said his client had made a remarkable recovery and is now at university.

At the time, Aaron was 13 years of age and suffered multiple soft tissue injuries and also suffered some headaches afterwards.

Counsel aid the boy, who suffered flashabcks of the accident in the immediate aftermath went on to do a very well at school is now studying at third level.

Approving the settlement for Aaron, who is now nearly 18, Mr Justice Kevin Cross said he was delighted to see Aaron had made such a good recovery.

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