US man bailed again on dangerous driving charge

An ER surgeon returned from Portland, Oregan, to Cork yesterday to face a charge of dangerous driving causing the death of a woman in Cork during the summer.

US man bailed again on dangerous driving charge

Cedric Simpson, aged 50, was previously released on bail at Cork District Court having lodged €10,000 cash and yesterday’s brief hearing saw him further remanded on bail to return to court in February 2017.

Defence solicitor, Henry McCourt, said it was his understanding that a book of evidence would be served on Mr Simpson on that occasion.

Inspector John Deasy said directions would be needed first from the Director of Public Prosecutions before the book of evidence was served.

Judge Olann Kelleher adjourned the case until February 3, 2017.

Garda Paul Cogan previously charged Mr Simpson with dangerous driving at the Lower Glanmire Road, Tivoli, Cork, on June 19, causing the death of Lynn Anderson. The accident occurred at the skew bridge.

It was reported that Ms Anderson was on holidays and that her daughter, her son-in-law, and their one-year-old son had travelled to Cork from New Zealand the previous day to meet her for a week-long stay in the area. The deceased woman’s two sons, who reside in the UK, had also flown in for the holiday to make it a family reunion.

It is understood they were travelling in another vehicle following behind the car in which their mother was travelling when the tragedy occurred.

Mr Simpson came to Cork on a sabbatical from work and resided in Shanagarry, Co Cork, for the purpose of doing a cookery course.

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