Judge dismisses personal injury claim after evidence showing bus ‘tipped’ a car at 4mph.

Judge dismisses personal injury claim after evidence showing bus ‘tipped’ a car at 4mph. A Judge dismissed a personal injury claim by a passenger who claimed that he sustained injuries to his right side and shoulder when the bus scraped the side of a car. The bus was travelling at 2mph to 4mph at the time of impact and the driver of the car told the court that she paid €150 from her own pocket to repair the ‘tiny bit of paint’ scraped off her car from the ‘slight tip’. Counsel for the defendant said that video showed “the most minor imperceptible touch on the car”. In his judgement, Judge Gerald Keys said that the video of the incident “speaks for itself” and dismissed the claim for damages against the bus company. Judge Keys said there was a scraping impact between the bus and the car “to such an extent that there was no damage to the bus and all that was required was a paint repair job to the car”. Judge Keys said: “I am not saying that the plaintiff did not suffer from the injuries complained of. All I am saying is that it is highly unlikely they were caused by the bus on that date.”