Saturday 20 January 2018

Jane (20) dies in crash just 200m from her front door

Flowers are left at the scene where Jane Dardis lost her life Picture: Damien Eagers
Flowers are left at the scene where Jane Dardis lost her life Picture: Damien Eagers
Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

A fatal crash which killed a 'beautiful and talented' young Dublin woman happened just 200m from her home.

Jane Dardis (20) from Skerries in north Dublin was a passenger in a car alongside two of her workmates when the crash occurred.

The vehicle veered off the road into a wall.

Ms Dardis worked in the Blue Bar in Skerries alongside Lee Murtagh and Aebh Kelly who were last night recovering in Beaumont hospital from their injuries.

Jane finished her shift at 10pm and the crash occurred at half-past midnight yesterday on the Skerries to Loughshinny Road.

The young woman had only just celebrated her 20th birthday last week.

Jane Dardis
Jane Dardis

She was described as a "gorgeous girl" and an "amazing individual" by her employer last night.

"Jane was an amazing individual and a fantastic member of our team," she told the Irish Independent.

"All of us, and especially the young team she worked with, were too distressed to work yesterday and we took the decision to close the restaurant until 5pm Wednesday," said Blue Bar owner Lisa Nealon.

"[Jane, Lee and Aebh] must have met up after work, I don't really know. We just can't fathom it. Jane was a very special girl.

"There wasn't a bad bone in Jane at all. She was gorgeous in every sense of the word.

''She was friendly and professional and very welcoming.

Friends and neighbours left bunches of flowers at the scene yesterday and some were visibly upset.

Jane was a keen sportswoman a popular member of Skerries Harps GAA, where she played Camogie and football and coached younger members

In a statement, the club said members were "deeply saddened" at her untimely death.

"Her infectious good humour will be missed by us all. Our deepest sympathy is extended to her parents Bernadette and David, her sister Emma, and to all of her extended family," it said.

Seven people have been killed on Irish roads over the past 48 hours.

There have been 157 deaths on Irish roads this year.

Irish Independent

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