Judge tells three men that crash ‘so entirely improbable’ it couldn’t have happened.

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Throwing out the personal injury claims being made for damages for €60,000 each the Circuit Court President Mr Justice Raymond Groark told the claimants the damage to two cars had not been caused by the accident the court was being asked to consider.  “This is a try on which took quite a considerable amount of work to set up and which has failed,” Judge Groarke told them when ordering them pay Axa insurance company’s legal costs for the work it had put into investigating the alleged collision.  After having listened to the cross-examination of the BMW driver one of the claimants left the court and was not available when called to give evidence on his own behalf.  The Garda who came upon the alleged crash said he immediately became suspicious as the damage to both cars did not seem to fit.  He seized both vehicles and had them forensically examined by a colleague.  Another Garda who is a PSV Inspector told the court the damage was not consistent with a head-on crash and he could not find any evidence of paint or rubber transfer on either vehicle from one to the other. “I absolutely don’t believe these cars crashed into each other,” he said. Dismissing the claims by all three plaintiffs, Judge Groarke said he was awarding costs against all of them and referring them for consideration of the Garda Siochana.