NEW ROSS WOMEN GETS 1.2 MILLION EURO IN DAMAGES FOLLOWING HIT AND RUN
A 25 year old County Wexford woman who suffered serious head injuries in a drunken hit and run is to receive 1.2 million euro damages in a High Court settlement.
Laura Byrne from New Ross was one of several pedestrians that were struck by a car at John Street in June 2009.
She has been left brain damaged as a result of the crash which was caused by an un-insured drunk driver who failed to stop at the scene.
He was subsequently jailed for 2 and a half years for dangerous driving.