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Inquest Held Following Fatal Motor Car Accident in Limerick

An inquest was conducted yesterday by Mr J. F. Barry, J.P., City Coroner, at Barrington’s Hospital in Limerick, concerning the tragic death of 12-year-old John Downey. The young boy was struck by a motor car on the 9th of this month and tragically succumbed to his injuries the following Sunday.

Mr James O’Brien, a solicitor from Nenagh, represented the interests of Miss Robinson, the driver, and her father, the owner of the motor car, during the proceedings. It was revealed that arrangements for compensation had been made with Mr O’B. Moran, solicitor, acting on behalf of the boy’s father.

The jury, after careful deliberation, concluded that the death of John Downey was accidental. They determined that Miss Robinson bore no responsibility for the incident, absolving her of any blame in the tragic event.

The community of Limerick mourns the loss of young John Downey, and this incident serves as a sombre reminder of the importance of road safety measures. Authorities continue to urge all road users to exercise caution and vigilance while navigating the city’s streets.

Dublin Daily Express – Wednesday 16 June 1915

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