THE driver of a car that crashed resulting in the death of his wife and in the serious injury of a young girl has lost his claim of indemnity against his GP.

William Barr (81), of Middletown, Gaoth Dobhair, had claimed his GP Dr Anthony Delap was negligent in certifying him fit to drive two years before he was involved in the fatal car crash.

Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill ruled there had been no negligence or breach of duty on the part of the doctor.

Mr Barr’s wife, Maggie (83), was killed in the crash in May 2008, and the backseat passenger in the other car, Noirin McGarvey, who was four at the time, suffered serious spinal injuries and is now confined to a wheelchair.

The full story is here in today’s Irish Independent:


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