Family of man who died on bachelor party weekend in town settles case for € 250,000


Galway Bay Press Room fm – The widow of a Welshman who died while attending a bachelorette party in Galway has settled a lawsuit in the High Court for € 250,000.

The High Court has learned that Sam Rowlands became disoriented after leaving a downtown pub to return to his hotel and found himself on a road outside of town where he was hit by a taxi.

The father of a 30-year-old, Sam Rowlands, arrived in Galway on Friday, June 16, 2017 for a singles weekend.

He died after being hit by a taxi in Bushypark on N59 Moycullen Road in the early hours of the next day.

According to the Irish Examiner, in the High Court, Judge Garrett Simons learned that the construction worker had spent around eight and a half hours in the pub before the accident.

His widow, Lowri Jennet Rowlands, had sued the taxi driver for the accident.

The taxi driver, the lawyer said, was returning from dropping off a ticket and according to his account Mr Rowlands almost jumped on the hood of the car and suddenly appeared in front of the taxi.

An inquest into Mr Rowlands’ death had learned how a motorist must have swerved earlier when a man matching the Welshman’s description tripped in the road.

Approving the € 250,000 settlement, Judge Garrett Simons noted that no legal action had been taken against the taxi driver and said in the circumstances that it was a very good settlement.


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