Figures published by the Injuries Board this morning show over €157 million was paid out in compensation as a result of motor accidents during 2012 – representing an increase of 2-point-2 per-cent on the amount awarded during 2011.
There were 215 cases in Donegal, with almost €4.2 million paid out in total in the county. The average award was just over €19,000. That’s just below the national average of €20,600.
The findings show road users over the age of 55 are the safest on Irish roads while those aged between 25-34 account for over a quarter of awards.
Donegal recorded 11 claims resulting from fatal collisions, the highest number in the state.
The CEO of the Injuries Boards, Patricia Byron, says November recorded the highest number of awards for motor accidents………….