Girl who suffered catastrophic brain injury when she was knocked down by speeding doctor awarded €3m (via

By Tim Healy

A girl who suffered a catastrophic brain injury when a car driven by a doctor struck her at a pedestrian crossing has settled a High Court action for almost €3m.

Ashleigh Carroll, then 14, was walking to school when she was propelled into the air by the car which had sped along a bus lane in Coolock, Dublin, six years ago.

Her counsel, Richard Kean SC, told the court witnesses said the driver, a doctor from Egypt working at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, drove at speed along the bus lane and struck the girl who was crossing at pedestrian traffic lights.

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