Friday 22 March 2019

Boy charged over motorway crash that left youth injured

Stock picture: Getty
Stock picture: Getty
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

A 16-year-old boy has appeared in court on charges relating to a crash on the N7 in which another youth was seriously injured.

The juvenile, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, appeared before judge Desmond Zaidan at a special sitting of Naas District Court yesterday.

The collision occurred on Thursday afternoon, near the Johnstown exit on the N7.

The youth, who is from Tallaght, was charged with dangerous driving; driving without a licence or insurance; and possession of articles with intent to commit burglary.

Garda Kevin Williamson gave evidence that when charged the defendant made no reply.

Gda Williamson told Judge Zaidan that gardaí had gone to the N7 because they were aware of a suspicious vehicle in the area.

He said a vehicle was stopped by gardaí, but it was driven away when approached by members of the force. He said the vehicle crashed into another car after driving away.

"There were four young men in the car that was in a collision with another car. One young man remained at the scene, injured, and the other three fled on foot before being arrested," he told Judge Zaidan.

There was no objection to bail based on strict conditions.

The youth is due back before Athy Court on January 9.

Irish Independent

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