A Fianna Fail senator has described it as ‘an absolute scandal’ the way an insurance company is treating a Sligo man who came to the assistance of a car accident victim in Co. Leitrim recently.

Paul Egan, a HSE employee, gave shelter in his car to an 18-year old woman who was wandering in the middle of the road near Drumshanbo in County Leitrim after her friend’s car crashed into a wall.

However, because of fear the young woman might have spinal injuries, the emergency services cut her out of the car, which involved removal of the roof.

Senator Keith Swanick told the Seanad how Mr Egan’s insurance company is now treating him: