A Dublin schoolgirl; who suffered a severe brain injury has been; awarded almost €3m after she was knocked down by a speeding doctor.
Ashleigh Carroll, at a pedestrian crossing in, who was 14-years-old was hit Coolock on 20 October 2016, RTÉ reports at the time.
The court heard Dr. Shereen El Mashad for the accident gave an “utterly dishonest account”, blaming Ashleigh.
Ashleigh had no memory of what happened at the time and was alone.
The High Court to work was expressed Dr. El Mashad was on her way to Dublin’s Beaumont Hospital.
Senior counsel Richard Keane expressed it was only after Ashleigh’s solicitor discovered the doctor had left the country and; an international arrest warrant was issued; that liability was admitted, after the accident more than four years.
He stated for her injuries, it had seemed Ashleigh would get no compensation until then.
The court was repressed at the pedestrian crossing Ashleigh’s solicitor, Keira O’Reilly, unclosed two witnesses who were and stated gardaí they saw the car driven reach at tremendous speed along the bus lane, and through the red shine by the doctor.
He said the “utterly dishonest” claim Ashleigh was entirely responsible for had caused great distress for the accident, Louise to her and her mother.
He told the court Ashleigh was thrown violently on the ground and struck her head, causing a significant head injury into the air.
The judge a €2.95m (£2.45m) settlement approved.
Speaking outside the court, Ms. O’Reilly sounded the accident had changed their lives forever on the family’s behalf.
She displayed: “Ashleigh had suffered catastrophic injuries for four years and had been; blamed for causing them herself. More details