Clonmel man settles High Court action

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A Clonmel man who took a lift in a car that crashed into a cow has settled a High Court action for an undisclosed amount.


48-year-old Paul Hannigan of Ballingeary East, Clonmel says he took a lift after his own truck went off the road on the night of the 18th of October 2010.

He described the car as a boy-racer type car that was being driven too fast when it hit a cow on the road between the Ragg and Thurles.

The High Court heard the heiffer was thrown over the car and her hind leg damaged the windscreen and injured Mr Hannigan – he says he still suffers flashbacks and shoulder pain.

The unidentified and presumably uninsured driver of the car drove off and left Mr hannigan so he was suing the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland and the owner of the cattle, farmer Richard Moloney, Ballinahow, Ballycahill, Thurles.

The case was settled after talks between the parties yesterday but the amount is not being disclosed.