Monday 14 October 2019

Father dies 10 months after horror crash in UK

Ralph Riegel

AN IRISH family has expressed their heartbreak at the death of a young father, 10 months after his two children were killed in an horrific UK car crash.

Con Twomey (39) died in Cork University Hospital after failing to recover from head, neck and chest injuries sustained in a car crash while on holiday with his wife Elber, child and unborn baby in Devon last July.

"It is just heartbreaking. We are devastated beyond words," one family member told the Irish Independent.

The family have now appealed for privacy.

Con, a talented hurler from Meelin in north Cork, was transferred by air ambulance back to Ireland from a Devon hospital last year but had remained on a life-support machine.

He died early last Saturday with his family by his bedside.

Elber (37) is now the only survivor of the horrific two-car collision. The couple's child, Oisin (16 months), died shortly after the collision on July 6 outside Torquay in Cornwall. Elber's unborn child, Elber Marie, could not be saved despite emergency surgery.

Elber suffered severe back and pelvic injuries in the crash.

Polish taxi driver Marek Wojciechowski (20), who apparently veered directly into the path of the Twomeys' car, also died.

Concern for his welfare had mounted on July 6 after he apparently left a suicide note.

His wife Agnieska pleaded with people not to judge her husband. "My husband drove into those people's car, that's true. But you should know why it happened before you judge him," she said.

Irish Independent

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