The High Court has approved a €7.5 million settlement for a boy who suffered a brain injury after his pregnant mother was thrown from a car driven by an uninsured driver in a road accident.
The accident happened just a few days before the woman’s due date, when she was on the way to have a final scan for her pregnancy.
Cian Hammel had to be delivered by emergency caesarean section in hospital after his 17-year-old mother was thrown from the seven-seat vehicle in which she was travelling as a rear-seat passenger.
The accident occurred on 3 February 2009 near Manhanagh Screen, Co Wexford.
The driver of the vehicle lost control after overtaking another car and ended up overturned in a field.
Mr Justice Kevin Cross was told the driver of the car was not insured.