Thursday 22 February 2018

Inquest into death of toddler Oisin Twomey opens in Plymouth

Sixteen-month-old Oisin Twomey who died in a car accident in Devon, England
Sixteen-month-old Oisin Twomey who died in a car accident in Devon, England

AN inquest into the death of a toddler who died in a holiday car crash - which left his parents fighting for their lives - was opened and adjourned today.

Little Oisin Twomey was just 16 months old when Polish taxi driver Marek Wojciechowska crashed into the car driven by Oisin's father on July 6.

His parents, 39-year-old Con and mother Elber, 36, are still in a critical condition in Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, Devon.

The couple's unborn daughter - who was due to be christened Elber Marie - also died in the smash.

The inquests into the deaths of Oisin and Wojciechowska were opened at Plymouth Coroner's Court.

Dr Amanda Jefferies, who carried out a post-mortem examination of the toddler, gave the medical cause of death as head and neck injuries.

She also carried out Mr Wojciechowska's post-mortem and gave his medical cause of death as multiple injuries.

Both inquests were adjourned as police made a request to retain both of the bodies for a period of 28 days.

The Twomey family had been enjoying a holiday in the West Country from their home in Meelin, Co Cork.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating whether any police officers were in pursuit the Polish cab driver at the time of the incident.

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