The jury in a case where a woman was seriously injured by loose bars from a passing trailer found the driver not guilty of dangerous driving causing serious harm but guilty of failing to take adequate precaution with the load. They found him guilty of failing to take adequate precaution to prevent a load from falling from a vehicle. It is open to you to bring in a verdict of careless driving causing serious injury. Siobhán Lankford, prosecuting, said the maximum penalty was one of €1,000 for the load offence on which he was convicted. The judge said there was no element of intention and the jury found him not guilty of the dangerous driving causing serious harm.
Source: Irish Examiner May 16, 2018 23:03 UTC