Woman settles claim over ‘whiplash’ injuries suffered in boxing coach’s car

Karen Brown (31) alleged she was hurt when Pete Taylor’s vehicle was rear ended in 2017


A woman who alleged she was injured when a car driven by boxer Katie Taylor’s father was rear ended in Co Dublin two years ago, has settled a €60,000 damages claim in the Circuit Civil Court.

Karen Brown (31), boxing coach Pete Taylor’s partner, pursued a claim for damages against Enda Curran, of Highthorn Park, Dún Laoghaire, over the incident at Upper Glenageary Road on March 5th, 2017.

Details of the settlement secured by Ms Brown, who has addresses at Camaderry Road, Bray, and Wyattville Road, Ballybrack, were not discolsed. It was not stated if a similar injury claim was lodged or being made on Mr Taylor’s behalf.

Barrister Paul Gallagher, who appeared with Anderson and Gallagher Solicitors for Ms Brown, told Circuit Court President Mr Justice Raymond Groarke that Ms Brown’s claim had been settled following talks with Mr Curran’s legal team and could be struck out.

Due care

The marketing and sales consultant alleged Mr Curran had driven without due care and attention and, as a result, rear ended Mr Taylor’s vehicle in which she was a front seat passenger.

She claimed that she suffered whiplash injuries to her neck, shoulders and back. It was stated that as the pain had not settled despite her having taken Neurofen, Ms Brown visited Dr Peter Joyce on May 25th, 2017 at Beechlawn Medical Centre, who found she had tenderness in her neck and upper back.

Dr Joyce prescribed anti-inflammatory medication but by early June Ms Brown reported that the pain in her neck was getting worse and that she was suffering a constant dull ache with shooting pains in her head.

Ms Brown stated in her claim that she had been unable to go to her gym or run due to the pain and that prior to the accident she had regularly exercised. She had a MRI scan on her cervical spine and was advised to visit specialists.

Judge Groarke, on the application of Mr Gallagher, struck out the proceedings with an order for Ms Brown’s legal costs.