A 40-year-old man has told the High Court he suffered serious back pain when he was injured while cycling after his bike was struck by a car which could not be traced.
Constantin Iosca, from Lusk in Co Dublin, is suing the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) which compensates victims of uninsured and untraced drivers.
Mr Justice Kevin Cross adjourned the case until Tuesday after video footage of Mr Iosca, taken by a security firm on behalf of the MIBI, was shown to the court.
The judge suggested the parties might discuss the matter before the case returns to court.
Mr Iosca, who is unemployed, claims he suffered lower back pain which has caused considerable disruption to his life.
He claims that while cycling at or near Skerries Road in Lusk on 1 June 2016, a car hit and injured him.
He says he was brought by ambulance to Beaumont Hospital’s emergency department where he was kept overnight for observation and discharged the following day on crutches.
In the video shown to the court, he is shown walking his dog and walking near his home in November 2018.
In another video taken in January 2019, he is shown being pushed in a wheelchair to an office in Dublin city centre and using two crutches to mount some steps into the office with assistance from others.
Later, that day he is shown in another part of the city walking with two others without crutches and also driving his car home.
The MIBI denies his claim.