Donegal teenager awarded €4.5M after car crashed into pole

February 1, 2019

A Donegal teenager who suffered catastrophic injuries when the car in which he was a passenger hit a telegraph pole and ended up on its roof has settled his High Court action for €4.5m.

Jake McGrath was in a car owned by one of his brothers and driven by another brother when the accident happened in April 2014.

The High Court heard the boy, who was 14 years old at the time, suffered catastrophic injuries and there was an issue as to whether he was wearing a seatbelt at the time.

The Irish Examiner reports the settlement is against the Motor Insurers‘ Bureau of Ireland. The case against the car owner, Jake’s brother Kevin and his brother Gerard who was driving the car were struck out.

Jake McGrath of Trillium, Ture, Muff, had, through his mother Caroline McGrath, sued his brothers Kevin and Gerard of the same address and the MIBI.

It was claimed the car was driven too fast and was driven off the public road.

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