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Limerick Resident Sues County Council Over Road Accident

In a recent legal battle unfolding in the King’s Bench, Limerick resident John Downey has taken action against the County Council, alleging negligence resulting in a road accident. Represented by Mr Connolly and instructed by Mr Daly, John’s case centres on injuries sustained while riding a horse on a road reportedly repaired by the County Council.

The incident, which led to the lawsuit, occurred when Downey’s horse stumbled on a section of the road allegedly maintained by the County Council. As a result of the fall, John suffered injuries prompting him to seek damages through legal recourse.

During proceedings, Mr Help, representing the County Council and instructed by Mr James A. Doyle of Limerick, contested the application on behalf of the plaintiff. John, who is employed by Mr John Byrne of Limerick, stands firm in his pursuit of justice.

The outcome of this case will likely hinge on the determination of whether the County Council adequately maintained the road in question, thus fulfilling their duty of care to road users. The legal teams on both sides are expected to present evidence and arguments to support their respective positions.

Road safety and maintenance are critical issues that affect communities nationwide, and cases like this serve as reminders of the importance of proper infrastructure upkeep to prevent accidents and injuries. As the legal proceedings progress, the residents of Limerick and beyond will be watching closely to see how this case unfolds and what implications it may have for similar situations in the future.

It remains to be seen how the courts will adjudicate this matter and whether Downey will receive the compensation he seeks for the alleged negligence that led to his injuries. As both parties await the verdict, the broader conversation around road safety and accountability continues to resonate, highlighting the ongoing need for vigilance and action in ensuring safe passage for all road users.

Dublin Daily Express – Wednesday 27 October 1915

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