Judges rules there was no contributory negligence on the part of the plaintiff
By Ellen O’Riordan, 9th March 2022
he High Court has awarded €126,000 to a passenger over injuries sustained after the bus she was travelling on came to a sudden stop to avoid a collision.
In a judgment, Ms Justice Emily Egan found the Bus Éireann driver was not driving with reasonable care at the time of the incident and the need to suddenly halt the vehicle arose out of a “wholly avoidable” emergency of the defendant’s own making.
Bus Éireann acted in breach of its duty, the judge ruled, and there was no contributory negligence on the part of the plaintiff, Jennifer Quaid, who was seated at the time of the incident on March 19th, 2014.
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