Cork man dies ten months after Torquay road crash claimed children's lives

Tuesday 07 May 2013 13.50
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Con and his wife Elber were on holiday in Devon when the crash happened
Con and his wife Elber were on holiday in Devon when the crash happened
Con Twomey failed to recover from the multiple injuries he sustained in the collision (Pic: BBC Spotlight)
Con Twomey failed to recover from the multiple injuries he sustained in the collision (Pic: BBC Spotlight)

A Cork man who was seriously injured in a car crash in England ten months ago has died in hospital.

Con Twomey, 39, and his 36-year-old wife Elber, from Meelin in north Cork, were seriously injured in a two-car collision.

It happened near Torquay in Devon while they were on holiday last July.

Their 16-month-old son Oisin died in the crash, and the couple also lost their unborn daughter.

The driver of the second car, a Polish man in his 20s, was arrested before he died from his injuries.

The couple were transferred by air ambulance back to Ireland from Devon in August.

Mr Twomey died early yesterday morning at Cork University Hospital after failing to recover from the multiple injuries he sustained in the crash.

A talented hurler, Mr Twomey worked in the construction industry while his wife taught in a local school.

Mrs Twomey suffered severe back and pelvic injuries in the crash.

Keywords: torquay, devon