Family Awarded Compensation After Woman Killed in Crash

The family of a woman who was killed in a car driven by a drunk driver have been awarded €506,000 in damages by the High Court. Bridget O’Reilly of Ballybeg, Waterford was 42-years-old when she died as result of a head-on collision due to the fact that the driver of the car she was a passenger in, was drunk.

Mrs O’Reilly’s husband Edward O’Reilly made the compensation claim and the court heard how the drunk driver of the car Frank Prendergast of Tallaght, County Dublin lost control of the vehicle and crashed into another car.

The accident occurred at Powerstown, County Carlow in July 2002, Mrs O’Reilly leaves behind a husband and nine children.