Friday 22 February 2019

'Nobody blames you, Colm'

GRIEF-stricken friends of two youths killed in a road crash last week have told the driver of the car he is not to blame for their deaths.

Get-well messages have swamped the Bebo page of Colm Mee -- who remains in a critical condition in hospital in the wake of last Friday's double tragedy.

The tragic accident happened after the high-performance limited-edition car he was driving became airborne before crashing into a field at Bohergarve, near Roscommon town.

Backseat passengers Kieran Kelly (17) and Padraic McHugh (17) were killed -- while Colm Mee and front seat passenger Paul O'Grady were seriously injured in the crash.

Pictures of the modified car are still a prominent feature of the site -- with an entire album dedicated to showcasing its state-of-the-art facilities prior to the accident.

However, one friend was quick to reassure the ailing teen that he should not feel that he is to blame for the tragic incident.

"Get well soon Colm!! As Fergal said!! No1 blames u man!!"

Heart-broken friends have also paid a final homage to the tragic teens who died in the accident -- with a host of comments expressing their sorrow and grief.


The teenagers -- described as "lovely, outgoing fellows" had just finished their Leaving Certificate at Roscommon Community College -- and were planning to start work.

Friends of the two youths began to swamp the Bebo page of smiling Oran native Kieran Kelly minutes after the devastating news broke.

Many female friends said they would miss the tragic Kieran's "lovely big smile" -- who is pictured smiling in almost a dozen graduation photos on the site.

In a poignant statement one former romantic love said "I neva thought I would be writing this. We had sum gud times 2gether. I will always luv ya xx."

Male friends said they would miss the "craic" they had with the handsome teen -- with one stating, "The craic was always great when u were around, especially n da shed playin pool! You'll never b forgotten."

In the absence of a website to pay homage to their much-loved friends, devastated school-mates of Padraic McHugh swiftly set up a Bebo page following the tragedy. The site -- which is dotted with pictures of Manchester United and the jersey of his favourite player Ronaldo -- opens with a heart-rending message.

"This page has been set up in loving memory of Padraic McHugh! He was a brill friend to everyone! We can't come round to the fact that he is gone!

"Always there for friends, he was loved by everyone! All we can say is that we are going to miss him for the rest of our lives!"

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