Posted: January 20th, 2011
The family of a nurse killed in a road traffic accident involving Dublin Bus, have been awarded €575,000 in compensation.
52 year-old Maria Verdida was hit by a bus at a pedestrian crossing, the bus driver Frank Turner of Crumlin, Dublin, was driving at a safe speed but was temporarily blinded by the sun and failed to react in time to the light at a pedestrian crossing changing to amber. At the time of the incident, the bus was not carrying any passengers and the driver admitted full responsibility for the accident. He was banned from driving for four years, received a six-month suspended prison sentence and a €500 fine.
The husband of the deceased Resituto Verdida made the claim for compensation following a road traffic accident involving Dublin Bus and the court heard that the widowed husband has since moved back to the Philippines.