An 11-year-old who banged his face when his mother’s car was in collision with another vehicle has been awarded €25,000.

The boy, who is now aged 16, was a rear seat passenger in the crash which happened on June 15th, 2013.

Barrister Gareth McGrory told Letterkenny Circuit Court the boy suffered from headaches for weeks after the crash after he banged his nose and forehead.

He was rushed to hospital by his grandfather where he was treated for his injuries.

He had to stop playing football for a long period of time and always had a fear of driving down narrow roads following the crash.

A medical report revealed there was some faint skin discolouration on his forehead and a 1.5cm crescent scar on the bridge of his nose.

He had a concussion at the time but is no longer nervous in cars.

Judge John Aylmer said he was happy to recommend the offer of €25,000 in compensation which he said was more than adequate.

Mr McGrory applied to Judge Aylmer to have €1,000 released from the settlement to buy a computer for the boy which was granted.


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