Sunday 21 January 2018

File on TD's car crash sent to DPP

Luke Byrne and Tom Brady

GARDAI are to prepare a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions after completing their inquiries into a traffic accident in which a Government TD's car was in collision with a five-year-old boy.

The former Lord Mayor of Dublin, Michael Conaghan, has apologised over the accident and said he was "very relieved" to learn that the child was all right.

The investigation was launched after Evan Kiernan was struck while making his way across a pedestrian crossing at Sarsfield Road in Ballyfermot, Dublin.

He was with his grandad Derek Ward, who was unhurt, when the accident took place near his home at Landen Road on Monday. The Labour TD, whose wife Marian was a passenger in the car, told the Irish Independent yesterday that he was a "truthful man" and wanted to set the record straight.

"There was an accident. I was the last to leave the scene," he said. Mr Conaghan rejected a suggestion made elsewhere that the incident amounted to a "hit and run".

Gardai are investigating the incident as a road traffic collision.

Irish Independent

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