Category Archives: Accident

Prince Philip involved in car crash near Sandringham estate

The Duke of Edinburgh has escaped unhurt after the car he was driving was involved in a crash close to the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Police were called to the scene of a collision involving 97-year-old Prince Philip on Thursday. Witnesses told the BBC the Land Rover being driven by Philip had overturned after pulling out from a driveway on the A149. He was helped out of the car by witnesses and was reportedly conscious but very shocked and shaken.

The palace would not confirm if he was alone in the vehicle at the time of the collision. The other car involved was a Kia and its female driver and passenger were treated in hospital and later discharged. Norfolk police said: “The female driver...

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Woman who was allegedly tripped by child at roller disco awarded €25,000

A woman who alleged she was tripped at a Spin Roller Disco by an unidentified child, who put its leg out in front of her as she walked through a crowd, has been awarded €25,000 damages against the company running the event. Barbara Thomas, a 44-year-old executive officer, told Circuit Court President, Justice Raymond Groarke that as a result of the trip she had fallen and suffered a fractured thumb and whiplash-type injuries as a result of hitting her head against a wall. She sued Spin Roller Disco Limited, Spin Building, Walkinstown, Dublin, alleging that the incident had been caused by the negligence and breach of duty of Spin Roller Disco which, she claimed, had failed to implement a proper safety regime against the risks posed by a crowd of inadequately supervised...
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Boy knocked down at level crossing settles case for €100,000

A schoolboy who was knocked down as he walked across a level crossing at a retail park with his father has settled his High Court case for €100,000.

Dylan Duffy's counsel, Vincent Foley SC, told the High Court the car drove "straight through" the zebra crossing at Carrickmines Retail Park, Co Dublin.

The boy, who was seven years old at the time, was knocked unconscious, Counsel said.

Counsel said while the boy regained consciousness quickly, he remained confused for the next 24 hours, and that Dylan was taken to hospital but he did not suffer any brain injury and remained in hospital for a few days.

Counsel said the boy suffered a fracture to his collarbone...

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High Court awards man €66k for fall at work

A man who suffered injuries to his shoulder, hip and knee after he tripped at the entrance of where he worked has been awarded over €66,000 in damages by the High Court. The award was made by Mr Justice Denis McDonald in favour of Mr Colie Conneely, who the judge said suffered "a very nasty injury" following a fall that occurred at the entrance of the Thermo King factory in Galway on 17, 2014, when he was returning from lunch. Mr Conneely claimed he tripped after his foot struck a lip between the top of a paving slab and the top of an adjoining concrete channel next to the entrance to the factory building. He had worked at the factory for more than 30 years. The Judge said he was satisfied that the...
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Girl left with scar after falling from climbing frame at Dublin crèche awarded €27,500

A teenage girl who was injured at a Giraffe crèche ten years ago has been awarded €27,500 damages in the Circuit Civil Court. Barrister Matthew Jolley told the court today Tuesday that 14 year-old Caoilfhionn O’Donnell was only four when she fell from a climbing frame at the Giraffe Crèche at Cherrywood, Loughlinstown, Co Dublin. He said Caoilfhionn, who sued through her father Ian O’Donnell, of Portland Road, Greystones, Co Wicklow, was now almost 15 and had suffered an injury to her head that had left a scar that was now quite pale. “There is a specific lack of information as to how the incident occurred at the time but Caoilfhionn’s case is that there was a lack of supervision in the climbing room,” Jolley said. Jolley told Judge Ní Chulachain that there was...
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Duffy says he regrets being involved in road collisions

Presidential candidate Gavin Duffy has said he regrets being involved in a number of car collisions, particularly one in 1993 when he was 33. By that stage in his life, he said, he was married and should have matured. Mr Duffy was previously involved in a collision in 1978, where a woman was seriously injured. Although he said it did not excuse his actions, he said that as a much younger man working in pirate radio, he probably did not have the respect for the law that he should have had. However, he stressed that he has "always put my hand up and apologised" for wrongdoing and said he lives with it all the time. If you have been the victim of a road traffic accident, we are here to help. Please visit our Read more

Dublin girl, 14, knocked down while crossing road gets €47,500 settlement

A 14-year-old girl who was injured when she was knocked down as she attempted to cross a road near her home after buying an ice cream has settled her High Court case for €47,500. Shannon Whelan Loy suffered a fracture to her leg in the accident. Shannon (14), St Lawrence’s Terrace, Howth, Co Dublin had through her mother Catherine Whelan sued the driver of the car Krystian Kowalski with an address care of AIG Insurance company, North Wall IFSC, Dublin as a result of the accident on September 30, 2014 at Birchdale, Kinsealy. It was claimed the driver failed to have any or any due regard to pedestrian traffic which was likely to be at or on the road and there was an alleged failure to observe the presence of the ice cream...
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Ryder Cup spectator loses her eye after being hit by Brooks Koepka shot

The spectator whom Brooks Koepka hit with a tee shot at the Ryder Cup is considering legal action against the tournament’s organisers after losing the sight in one eye.

One of Koepka’s drives on the opening day of the tournament flew towards the crowd and hit Corine Remande. “Doctors told me I had lost the use of that eye,” the 49-year-old told Agence France-Presse. “It happened so fast, I didn’t feel any pain when I was hit. I didn’t feel like the ball had struck my eye and then I felt the blood start to pour. The scan on Friday confirmed a fracture of the right eye-socket and an explosion of the eyeball.”

Koepka was quick to make his way over to the crowd and apologise to Remande, who...

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Pedestrian killed after being struck by truck

A woman pedestrian in her 70s has died after being struck by a truck in Co Monaghan. The collision happened at around midday on Main Street in Carrickmacross. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body was removed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, where a post-mortem examination will take place. Diversions are in place and the road will remain closed for technical examination by Forensic Collision Investigators at scene. Gardaí are appealing to witnesses to contact Carrickmacross Garda Station on 042 9690190, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any garda station. If you have been affected by the issues raised in this story, please visit our Personal Injury Claims page. Source: RTE...
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Suge Knight admits manslaughter over fatal confrontation

Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years ago. The Death Row Records co-founder entered the plea on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court and has agreed to serve 28 years in prison. Knight was charged with murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run after fleeing the scene of an altercation in January 2015 outside a Compton burger stand. Knight and a consultant on the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton were involved in a fistfight that ended with Knight clipping the man with his pick-up truck and running over businessman Terry Carter, who died from his injuries. Knight’s lawyers have said he was acting in self-defence and was fleeing armed attackers when he ran over Carter and Sloan. During Thursday’s hearing,...
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