A woman has been awarded €121,493 after she sustained spinal injuries when she hit her head on the roof of the bus she was travelling in after it drove over a speed ramp too quickly. Ciara Whelan (23) from Drumcondra, Dublin sustained the injury in April 2006 as the bus drove through Connolly Memorial Hospital.
Ciara was admitted to hospital where she spent 8 days being treated for a crush fracture of the L3 lumbar vertebra. The High Court heard how she had to wear a neck brace for three months and still suffers from back pain.
Dublin Bus admitted liability for her injuries leaving Mr Justice John Quirke to determine the value of her compensation claim.