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Woman receives multi-million euro settlement after car crash

Valerie Bourke needs 24-hour care after her car was hit by an articulated truck in 2006.

Image: [File Photo] LEON FARRELL/PHOTOCALL IRELAND

A TIPPERARY WOMAN has received a €7 million settlement after a car crash which left her requiring round-the-clock care.

Valerie Bourke, 26, from Carrick-on-Suir in Tipperary was on her way to a 21st birthday party when her car was hit by an articulated truck, reports RTÉ.

Deaf from birth, she communicated through sign language, but the court heard that the crash left her unable to use sign language and requiring 24-hour care.

She sued the driver of the truck, and its owner, for negligence and was awarded the multi-million euro settlement at the High Court today.

Read more: €7 million settlement for Waterford crash victim>

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