A young man who fractured his skull when he was hit by a quad bike on a farm when he was only 12 years old has settled his High Court action for €125,000.

Mr Justice Kevin Cross said Eoghan Gaffeny had suffered a very nasty injury when he was struck by a quad bike being driven by somebody who “had more bravado than sense and who was playing chicken.”

The 12-year old boy was hit by the quad bike which went out of control and he was thrown in the air before falling to the ground and striking his head.

His Counsel Conor Bowman SC told the court the boy suffered a traumatic brain injury and after the accident he had to have a craniotomy. The boy, Counsel said, for two years after the accident suffered from headaches. He is now studying for his Leaving Cert.

Source: Irish Examiner