Saturday 20 January 2018

Kilmore man involved in serious accident in Australia regains consciousness

By David Tucker

Thomas O'Flaherty (27) from Kilmore Quay in Wexford
Thomas O'Flaherty (27) from Kilmore Quay in Wexford

The 27-year-old Wexford man who had been in a coma after his car was in collision with a lorry in Australia has been moved out of intensive care and is now conscious.

Kilmore parish priest Fr Denis Doyle said Thomas O’Flaherty’s mother Valerie had emailed him to say ‘we got our miracle’.

Fr Doyle said she had told him that Thomas, from Kilmore Quay, had been moved from intensive care to a lower dependency ward. She went on to say that Thomas had even asked for a wheelchair so that he could go to the bathroom by himself.

Last week, Thomas’ father James, among family members who had travelled from Wexford, Australia and Cananda, taking part in a bedside vigil, at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, in New South Wales, said his son was in the fight of his life following the accident.

‘Remember Thomas in your thoughts are prayers,’ he said.

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