The family of a young mum who was killed in a crash involving a Luas and a car have settled their High Court action for just over half a million euro.
35 year old Yao Webster was walking to work on the 7th April 2014 when the collision happened at the junction of Abbey Street and Jervis Street.
The court heard a BMW broke a red light, clipped the Luas and then spun out of control and hit Ms Webster. She died instantly.
Yao Webster’s husband Robin Webster took the case against the driver of the car and against Transdev Dublin Light Rail Ltd, trading as Luas.
A settlement offer of €548,000, which was made on behalf of the car driver, was approved by the Judge.
Judge Kevin Cross said he had no doubts it was a very good settlement in a very tragic case. He sympathised with the family over their tragic loss.
Outside court, Mr Webster’s solicitor, Dermot McNamara, said the case highlighted the potential danger for drivers approaching junctions with a Luas line.