Saturday 20 December 2014

Mum killed in freak Luas crash

Gareth Naughton

Published 22/08/2014 | 02:30

Mrs Webster, who had a young daughter Chloe, was an An Post clerk working from Usher’s Quay
Mrs Webster, who had a young daughter Chloe, was an An Post clerk working from Usher’s Quay

A MOTHER of one was killed instantly when she was struck during a freak Luas collision with a car, an inquest heard.

Yao Webster (35) from Eden Grove, Donabate, Co Dublin died when she was struck by a car that had made contact moments before with a Luas at the corner of Jervis Street Shopping Centre in Dublin on the morning of April 7 this year.

At the opening of the inquest into her death at Dublin Coroner's Court, her husband Robin Webster gave evidence that he last saw her at Connolly Station after they made their way into town to go to work.

"Yao and I travelled into town to work on the 7.57am train," he said. "We got off the train and Yao said goodbye at the barriers and headed off to work toward the Luas escalators. I went to my Dart platform."

He found out the "terrible news" when he received a call later that day from gardai.

Mrs Webster, who had a young daughter Chloe, was an An Post clerk working from Usher's Quay.

Her body was identified using personal possessions and dental records. Professor Eamon Leen who gave the cause of death as severe head injuries and it was believed to be "instantaneous".

The inquest was adjourned as a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Irish Independent

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