Mother accepts payment for childrens’ car crash injuries

A young boy who had to give up his horse riding hobby after he sustained injuries in a car accident on the N17 two years ago has been awarded damages of €10,882.

Daniel Noone, who was seven years old at the time of the accident, and his brother Eamon, four at the time, were in the rear seat of a car driven by their father on the N17 between Knock and Ballindine on July 21, 2012.

Another motorist pulled out of a minor road and struck their vehicle, sending it into a spin and it struck the ditch.

Both boys sued through their mother Sandra Noone, of Laragan House, Ballynagran, Claremorris.

The defendent was Geraldine Healy, Knockadoon, Irishtown.

Both children took between three and four months to recover from their injuries.

Daniel Noone sustained soft tissue injuries to the lower back. When he returned to his hobby of horse riding two months after the accident, this seemed to aggravate his injury so he gave it up although he is still keenly involved in other sports.

Eamon Noone’s main complaints related to injuries to his mouth and beneath his ears.

General damages relating to Daniel’s injuries were set at €9,000 and special damages at €1,882.

In relation to Eamon, general damages were set at €3,500 with special damages of €1,252.

Both children have since fully recovered from their injuries.

Judge Mary Devins approved the payment, which was accepted by Ms Noone, for both children.

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