The High Court has approved a settlement of almost €550,000 plus costs to the family of a woman who was killed in a crash involving a Luas and a car three years ago.

Yao Webster, 35, was on her way to work on Ushers Quay when the collision happened in April 2014.

The incident occurred as she was walking on the footpath at the junction of Jervis Street and Abbey Street Upper at about 8.45am.

The High Court was told by lawyers for her husband, Robin Webster, that she had been struck by a car that had broken a red light clipping the Luas carriage before it hit Ms Webster. 

The court was told that her husband had dealt with the matter as best he can but suffered a severe grief reaction.

Her five-year-old daughter Chloe appears to have done quite well, the court was told.

Today Senior Counsel Liam Reidy, for the defendants, told the High Court they were consenting to judgment of €548,000 plus legal costs. 

Mr Justice Kevin Cross approved the settlement for what he described as a very sad, tragic and very difficult case. 

The case was taken against the driver in this case Quentin Hannezo, a French national, with a previous address at Ha'penny Bridge House, Lower Ormond Quay and Transdev Dublin Light Rail Ltd trading as Luas.

Luas were provided with an indemnity by the insurers for Mr Hannezo.

Mr Webster's solicitor, Dermot McNamara, said the case should be a warning to all motorists to exercise caution when driving near Luas lines and not take chances when approaching traffic lights as the consequences of a collision with a Luas tram could be catastrophic.

In a statement, he said a momentary lapse in concentration by the motorist in this case proved to be devastating for the Webster family and led to Yao Webster being taken from her adored daughter Chloe, her loving husband Robin and her parents in China who lost their only child.