Two children have been awarded €17,000 following an accident during which their father crashed into a wall.

The children, who are sisters, were both wearing seatbelts but were thrown forward and then backwards during the accident in April, 2016.

Both were treated by Letterkenny-based GP Dr James McDaid who said they were suffering from classic whiplash symptoms.

Barrister Gareth McGrory told Letterkenny Circuit Court that the children were 5 years old and 4 years old at the time of the accident.

Both complained of chest pain and muscle injury was diagnosed when they attended Letterkenny University hospital.

Both have since made a full recovery, the court was told.

Judge John Aylmer said he was happy to recommend the offer of €17,000 for each girl.

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