Irish couple injured in UK horror smash now "stable"
Published 03/08/2012 | 13:56
AN IRISH couple fighting for their lives after an horrific UK crash that resulted in the death of their son and unborn baby daughter are now out of immediate danger.
Con (39) and Elber (36) Twomey from Meelin, Co Cork are now in a stable condition in Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.
The hospital confirmed the couple’s condition has been upgraded from critical to stable - although they are both still expected to remain in Derriford for weeks to come.
Con and Elber have now been 29 days in hospital following the horrific head-one collision on July 6 that claimed the life of their son, Oisin
(16 months), and unborn baby daughter, Elber Marie.
Their families have maintained a heartbroken vigil by their hospital bedsides over the past four weeks.
Next week, UK police are expected to clarify whether the bodies of Oisin and Elber Marie can be returned to Ireland for burial.
Devon police have been permitted to retain the body of little Oisin, and that of a Polish taxi driver, while their investigation into the head-on collision continues.
Taxi driver Marek Wojciechowski (20), who apparently veered directly into the path of the Twomeys, also died after being rushed to hospital by air-ambulance.