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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Inquest hears three generations of family killed in ‘horror’ crash in Mayo

A jury has returned verdicts of accidental death at inquest arising from a car crash that claimed the lives of three generations of the same family in Co Mayo last year. Mary Ann Wilson, 67, her 39-year-old daughter, Marcella, and her six-year-old son, Sean, died when the car they were travelling in collided with a [...]

By |2018-09-20T09:00:09+01:00September 20th, 2018|Accident, Death, Law, News, Personal Injuries, Road Safety|

Nine people injured in crash between school bus and car in Limerick

Nine people injured – six children, two adults and a teenager – have been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a collision between a school bus and a car in Co Limerick. The collision, which occurred at Ardvarna, Lisnagry, was reported to emergency services at 8.15am. The 28-seater bus, contracted by Bus Éireann from a [...]

By |2018-09-07T13:00:26+01:00September 7th, 2018|Accident, Driving, Gardai, Law, News, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety, Road Safety|

Second Tesla involved in fatal crash was in autopilot mode

US electric car maker Tesla has said that one of its vehicles was under the control of its Autopilot software when it crashed on a California highway two weeks ago, killing the driver. The disclosure on Friday marks the second confirmation in less than two weeks of a fatal accident involving a car that was [...]

Ant McPartlin court hearing adjourned

The court hearing for drink-drive accused Ant McPartlin has been postponed. The TV presenter was due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday charged with the offence. But a spokeswoman for the court said the hearing had been adjourned with a new date yet to be set. McPartlin was charged by postal requisition on [...]

By |2018-04-04T11:15:53+01:00April 4th, 2018|Courts, Driving, Drugs, Legal, Road Safety|

‘My arm got caught and torn off’ – cyclist coping after accident

Eamonn McSweeney looks at the helmet which is split in two. This is the helmet he wore the day he was involved in a serious cycling accident in which he lost part of his right arm. The father of two from Churchtown, Dublin, is a keen cyclist. During a training session with his local cycling club [...]

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