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£17,000 compensation award to teenager following bus accident

14-year-old Megan Ledden of Glasnevin, Dublin, has been awarded damages of  €20,000 in the Circuit Civil Court in a case against a minibus owner following an accident where she a wing mirror struck her head.

The accident occurred on the Old Finglas Road at a pedestrian crossing in March 2007. Having been knocked unconscious, Leddan fell back and hit her head on the ground. She suffered a cut to the right side of her forehead and bruising on her right knee. A permanent faint scarring under the hairline on her forehead resulted, though fortunately it is not visible.

Mr Justice Matthew Deery approved the settlement and Leddan was also awarded legal costs.