Memory of crash victim 'will live on' as organs donated
THE family of a young motorist who died in a head-on collision with a tour bus while driving his girlfriend to the motor tax office have spoken of their decision to donate his organs so "his memory can live on in others".
Niall Lynham (26), from Laragh, Co Wicklow, was driving his Polish girlfriend's car on the R763 Ashford to Annamoe road at around 1.30pm on Friday.
Mr Lynham – who had no pulse and was technically dead when rescue services arrived – was resuscitated before being airlifted to Tallaght Hospital.
However, he lost his fight for life on Saturday. He had suffered severe injuries, and Niall's uncle, John Lynham, told the Irish Independent it was "clear from the outset" he would not pull through.
"It's a very narrow stretch of road. The bus took up two-thirds of the road so when he came round the bend there was nowhere for him to go."
Mr Lynham's girlfriend Zuzana Klobucnikova is expected to make a full recovery.
John added: "By donating his organs, we hope several other people will get life from it. He'll live on somewhere and he'll never be forgotten."