Friday 24 November 2017

Woman in car swept out to sea, inquest told

A LEARNER motorist lost control of her car while out for a practice drive and it plunged over a harbour wall into the sea, an inquest has heard.

Onlookers looked on in horror as Hungarian-born Edina Voros (33), who worked in a local restaurant in Newport, Co Mayo, was swept away from the pier by a rising tide in her Ford Ka car on October 21 last.

One eyewitness, John Geraghty, told the coroner for south Mayo, John O'Dwyer, at a hearing in Castlebar that Ms Voros was screaming she was 'going to die' as her car sank.

A commercial diver managed to rescue Ms Voros but she died some days later in hospital.

The cause of death was given as acute cerebral ischaemia and respiratory failure due to drowning.

The inquest jury returned a verdict of accidental death.

Irish Independent

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