Wednesday 24 January 2018

Young mother-of-two was killed in car accident

A verdict of accidental death was recorded in the inquest into the loss of a young mother-of-two in a car crash.

At Wexford Coroner's Court last Thursday the inquest into the death of 30-year-old Judy Waters of 23 St Martin's Park, Ballycullane, heard how Ms Waters died when the car she was driving crashed into a wall at Camblin, New Ross on St Stephen's Day, 2015.

Inspector Pat Cody read into evidence the deposition of forensic collision expert, Garda Tom Bolger, who said that the car driven by Ms Waters appeared to have entered the grass verge on a sweeping right hand bend, travelling 36 metres before colliding with a brick wall.

There was no evidence of evasive action being taken and Ms Waters wasn't wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident. The car was travelling at substantial speed he said.

County coroner Dr Sean Nixon said Ms Waters injuries were 'catastrophic' and that she would have died instantly.

He said it was difficult to explain what happened saying there was no evidence that Ms Waters was able to alter the direction of the car.

On his recommendation, the jury return a verdict of accidental death. Dr Nixon extended sympathy to Ms Waters family on their sad and tragic loss. Inspector Pat Cody also extended sympathy to the family, as did the jury.

Wexford People

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