Posted: February 16th, 2011
A man who had his arm severed below the elbow by a truck has settled his road accident claim for a severed arm out of court.
Sean Geraghty of Oldcastle, County Meath had his right arm severed five inches below the elbow while adjusting his wing mirror. The incident occurred on the night of July 15, 2003 when it was argued that a lorry driven by Edward Gavin passed by Mr.Geraghty’s vehicle. The victim was taken to hospital but paramedics were unable to locate his arm at the accident scene and it was speculated in court that foxes or rats may have taken it.
The lorry driver denied that he was aware any collision had taken place at the time although blood was later found on the truck. Due to the injury sustained, the victim had to give up working as a driver and has been unable to resume sports such as swimming and pitch and putt golf.
The road accident claim for a severed arm was settled out of court.