An injury claim for four children injured in a car accident, when the vehicle driven by their mother was in collision with a Garda patrol car, have been awarded a total of 26,000 Euros in personal injury damages.
Dean McEvoy (15) and his three sisters, Lauren (13), Cody (11) and Megan (10), were travelling with their mother – Lorraine McEvoy of Crumlin, Dublin – when the incident occurred on the Tallaght bypass in November 2005.
Circuit Civil Court President, Mr Justice Matthew Deery, heard that the Garda squad car that struck the McEvoy car was being driven “at some degree of urgency”, but without its siren or warning lights on. Lorraine McEvoy and her four children all experienced soft tissue injuries as a result of the impact.
Mr Justice Matthew Deery was also told that the State had accepted liability for the accident only after a lengthy dispute was settled in the High Court and he was asked to approve agreed settlements of 6,000 Euros for Megan and Lauren, 6,500 Euros for Dean and 7,500 Euros for Cody who had been the worse injured of the child passengers in car accident.