The rugby player, paralyzed in the lower body from a dangerous tackle during an amateur league match, has won her case against the seriously injured woman.
Dani Chernushka fractured her spine in October 2017, which put her in a wheelchair. The latter initiated legal proceedings against Natasha King, the player responsible for her injury.
The judge in charge of the case concluded that Mrs.I King was responsible for the unintentional injuries she caused. He claimed that m.I King himself launched at Danny Czernowska as the latter was intent on winning the ball back.
“She pushed the plaintiff back and then threw her to the ground using all her weight in a maneuver intended to crush her, which was very dangerous,” said the judge.
The judge also highlighted the “aggressive and intimidating” behavior of Natasha King and her team. The woman became “increasingly frustrated” during the game. She would have looked for “a way to take revenge” on the plaintiff, according to the judge.
“Although this match was important, the league in which it was played was mainly aimed at developing the talent of the players who were learning the ins and outs of the game. The players had to keep in mind that the main objective of the match was not to win, the judge said. But have fun and learn.”
After the verdict was issued, Dr.I Chernushka said she was “grateful for the court’s findings”.
“Sport has always given me so much joy in life. I don’t blame rugby for what happened that day. It was the behavior of the opposing team and the coaches and referees let me down in the end,” she said.
Today, the athlete plays for the Great Britain national hockey team.
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