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Wednesday 25 April 2018

UK watchdog to probe holiday crash

Con and Elber Twomey, from Co Cork, who were seriously injured in a road accident in Devon last week (Devon and Cornwall Police/PA)
Colm Kelpie

Colm Kelpie

A UK WATCHDOG is to investigate if police were pursuing the Vauxhall Vectra that crashed into the car carrying the holidaying Twomey family -- even though police insisted they were not involved in a pursuit.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will probe the actions of the police and decisions made prior to the horrific head-on collision in Torquay last Friday, including whether or not an officer was chasing the car driven by Marik Wojciechowski.

Con (39) and Elber (36) Twomey remain in a critical condition in Derriford hospital following the crash that claimed the life of their 16-month-old boy Oisin, and their unborn child.

Mr Wojciechowski -- who has not yet been officially named by police -- apparently drove at high speed in his taxi into the path of the Twomey's car. He later died at Derriford Hospital.

Irish Independent

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