Saturday 20 January 2018

James Brennan died following hit and run

The late James Brennan
The late James Brennan

The inquest into the death of a pensioner who was killed during a hit and run car crash at Ballyloughan in Ferns was adjourned at Wexford Coroner's Court last week.

During the inquest into the death of James Brennan (81), Ardross, Cherryorchard, Enniscorthy the court heard evidence from the deposition of Caroline Donoghue.

She said that Mr Brennan was her legal guardian and both he and Ms Donoghue's aunt Bernadette Weafer had reared her since she was two years old. She said to all intents she was their daughter.

Garda Niall Brophy said that he was called to the scene of a fatal road traffic accident on January 13, 2015 at 00.50 am where he found Mr. Brennan. He said Mr Brennan was the driver of the car. Inspector Pat McDonald said that the Director of Public Prosecutions had said the office is pursuing a prosecution in the case and he requested the inquest be adjourned on that basis.

Dr Sean Nixon read into evidence the medical findings of assistant state pathologist Dr Michael Curtis who had carried out the post mortem on Mr Brennan. He said that the cause of death was severe injuries as a result of a road traffic accident.

Dr Nixon extended sympathy to Mr Brennan's family on their very sad and tragic loss. Sympathy was also extended to the family by the jury and the gardai. The inquest was then adjourned until a later date.

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