Sunday 22 October 2017

Our son keeps asking ‘where’s daddy’, reveals heartbroken widow of M50 hit-and-run victim

Qing Qu, who died in a hit and run in Blanchardstown on Tuesday morning, pictured with his wife Li Lui
Qing Qu, who died in a hit and run in Blanchardstown on Tuesday morning, pictured with his wife Li Lui

Robin Schiller

The widow of a man who was killed following a fatal hit-and-run has described how her family’s home “is nothing without him”.

Qing Qu (33) died after his vehicle was struck by another car on the Blanchardstown Road, west Dublin, at around 12.30am last Tuesday.

Scene of the fatal crash on the Junction 3 slip road near the Blanchardstown centre
Scene of the fatal crash on the Junction 3 slip road near the Blanchardstown centre

The delivery driver was transferred to James Connolly Memorial Hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Qing Qu’s widow, Li Liu (27), has spoken of her devastation at his loss.

“We got married in a registry office here and one of the last texts he sent me was to say he was going to save so we could have a big ceremony some day," she told the Irish Sun.

“He spent his days working, preparing everything for me in the house and playing with our children.

“But the house is nothing without him,” Li Liu said.

“My son has spent the last number of days asking me ‘Where’s daddy?’ and we’ve had to tell him he’s working,” she added.

Home

The young father-of-two had phoned his wife just 15 minutes before the fatal collision to say he would be home soon.

Qing Qu, who has a three-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter, was driving back to his Mulhuddart home when an Audi A3 ploughed into the side of his Mitsubishi Colt.

The occupants of the Audi were picked up by another car and driven away from the scene.

Li Liu described how her family’s festive celebrations will be ruined as a result of the tragic death and said the family's 'future had been robbed'.

Waiting

Qing Qu's parents have not seen him in 10 years but Li Liu said she couldn't bear to tell them over the phone that their son had died.

She said she is now waiting until they arrive in Ireland to tell them.

Officers from Blanchardstown garda station are investigating the incident and so far no arrests have been made.

Herald

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