Devastated mother to bury her two sons killed in tractor crash

THE MOTHER of two brothers killed after their car collided with a tractor, said they were “the most precious gift” given to her and she’ll be “devastated” to bury them today.

David Wall, aged 23, from Crough in Colligan, Co Waterford, was killed instantly after his Toyota MR2 collided with a bailer attached to a tractor last Saturday evening at Grange, Ardmore.

His brother Ian, aged 24, a passenger in the car, remained on a life support machine at Cork University Hospital until it was turned off last Tuesday.

The brothers, two of eight people killed on Irish roads last weekend, were last night reposing at the family home near Dungarvan.

“It’s a terrible thing to say but I’m glad they’re at home and I can go look at them,” their tearful mother, Breda, said.

“I will never see them again after today. I had three children and now I have one.”

She explained how she had seen her sons just 20 minutes before the accident.

“They were the most precious gift ever given to me. They never caused me one ounce of trouble since they were born. They were well liked in this area; they were never in trouble with anybody,” said Mrs Wall.

She added that she wanted to thank all the CUH staff “who did everything in their power to save Ian”.

Mrs Wall maintains that her sons may not have seen the tractor until it was too late, because the sun was high in the summer sky at the time of the accident.

Meanwhile, gardaí are trying to contact the relatives of a 24-year-old Polish man who was killed when his motorcycle was involved in a head-on collision with a car in east Cork.

The Pole, who hasn’t yet been named, had been living in Midleton along with his girlfriend.

The woman, who is also in her mid 20s and Polish, was a pillion passenger on her boyfriend’s black Yamaha motorcycle when it was in collision with a Toyota car on the main Midleton-Dungourney road at 6.30pm last Tuesday.

She sustained serious injuries and was taken to Cork University Hospital, where she was described yesterday as being in a stable condition.

The accident happened at Ballysimon, 5km north of Midleton.

“We will not be releasing the name of the dead man until we have informed his relatives,” the garda spokesman said.

Anybody with information is asked to contact Midleton Garda station at 021 4621550.


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