Inquest hears family donated organs of boy, 6, who died after being hit by van

Inquest hears family donated organs of boy, 6, who died after being hit by van
The late Cian Marren. Picture: VIP

By Louise Roseingrave

A six year old boy struck by a van in Shankill, Co Dublin died of head injuries, an inquest heard.

Cian Marren of Oakdale Crescent in Ballycullen, Dublin 24 was hit by a white van on Shanganagh Road on July 28 2017.

Cian was rushed to Temple Street Hospital where he was treated for injuries sustained in the incident. Sadly he passed away the following day, July 29.

His father Liam Marren formally identified his body to gardai at Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Dublin Coroner’s Court heard.

The boy’s parents, Liam and Lisa Marren, were commended for their ‘generous donation’ of their beloved child’s organs for harvesting.

“This is a wonderful gift to the those who benefit but it is a dreadful tragedy for you to lose your son in these circumstances,” Coroner Dr Myra Cullinane said.

The inquest into Cian’s death was opened and adjourned before Dr Cullinane as gardai requested a six month adjournment to allow for continued investigations.

Inspector Patrick Connell of Shankill Garda Station said criminal proceedings were being contemplated.

“We are seeking six months as criminal investigations are ongoing,” Insp Connell said.

A post-mortem conducted by pathologist Dr Emma Doyle gave the cause of death as cerebral trauma due to a road traffic accident.

Gardaí appealed for witnesses following the collision that happened in Shankill, Co. Dublin on Friday the 28th of July 2017 at around 4.45pm, near the Hazelwood estate.

The van was travelling in the direction of Shankill Village.

The inquest was adjourned for further mention on August 16 2018.

More on this topic

Cork man who suffered severe head injury after van driven by learner lost control is awarded €10mCork man who suffered severe head injury after van driven by learner lost control is awarded €10m

Schoolboy left with 'blemish' on his cheek after Aer Lingus incident settles for €15kSchoolboy left with 'blemish' on his cheek after Aer Lingus incident settles for €15k

Court hears homeless man in Cork climbed cathedral scaffolding as he'd left phone charging in buildingCourt hears homeless man in Cork climbed cathedral scaffolding as he'd left phone charging in building

Hospital and HSE apologise to family of brain-dead pregnant woman kept on life support over Eighth amendment concernsHospital and HSE apologise to family of brain-dead pregnant woman kept on life support over Eighth amendment concerns


More in this Section

Gardaí appeal for help in locating 18-year-old missing from DublinGardaí appeal for help in locating 18-year-old missing from Dublin

Cork man who requires 24-hour care after traffic accident settles action for €10mCork man who requires 24-hour care after traffic accident settles action for €10m

Personal archive of Ireland’s 'golden-voiced soprano' donated to Cork archivesPersonal archive of Ireland’s 'golden-voiced soprano' donated to Cork archives

Schoolboy left with 'blemish' on his cheek after Aer Lingus incident settles for €15kSchoolboy left with 'blemish' on his cheek after Aer Lingus incident settles for €15k


Lifestyle

Well first and foremost, it depends what type of cold you have, as Prudence Wade discovers.Should you exercise when you’ve got a cold?

Make like a Masterchef contestant with this sophisticated dessert.How to make Marcus Wareing’s milk chocolate, raspberry and thyme tart

Waste not, want not – this one’s all about using things up.How to make Marcus Wareing’s panzanella

With fresh produce in abundance, this Balkan state is becoming a top destination for foodies. Jonjo Maudsley gets stuck in.Get beyond Belgrade to taste the authentic side of Serbia

More From The Irish Examiner