A man from Rathgar, Co Dublin has been awarded €48,000 in damages after being thrown of the handlebars of his bicycle and suffering injuries sustained because of a botched bicycle repair job. Piotr Lizanowicz, who had left his bicycle in to be repaired in Holligsworth Cycles Limited, Templeogue Village, fractured his elbow during the accident, which happended as he cycled down Terenure Road.
Piotr had left his bicycle with Hollingsworth Cycles Limited to have is brakes and spokes repaired at a cost of €54. It was claimed however, that when the bicycle’s tyre was re-inflated after the accident, no precautions were taken to ensure that the tyre and inner tubing were placed correctly.
Hollingsworth Cycles Limited denied the allegations, claiming that Piotr had fabricated the story in order to extract money from the business.