Jury at Limerick Court shown footage of fatal road accident

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Flowers at the scene of the accident which claimed the life of Gary McInerney
A JURY has been shown video footage of an horrific road crash which claimed the life of a father-of-two almost three years ago.

A JURY has been shown video footage of an horrific road crash which claimed the life of a father-of-two almost three years ago.

The footage was shown on the opening day of the trial of a Polish man who has been charged in connection with the fatal crash.

Krzysztof Adamczyk, aged 29, with an address at Ard Aulin, Mungret has pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of Gary McInerney on October 16, 2010.

Opening the trial, John O’Sullivan BL said it is the prosecution case that Adamczyk was driving a silver Volkswagon Polo car in a dangerous manner when it was in collision with Mr McInerney’s Ducatti motorbike.

The 37-year-old father-of-two died at the Mid Western Regional Hospital a short time later.

The footage, from the Castletroy Halting Site shows the defendant attempting to perform a turning manoeuvre at the entrance to the halting site when his car is in collision with Mr McInerney’s motorbike.

Mr O’Sullivan said the accused man had an excellent view of the road from where he was positioned “if he chose to use it”.

The jury heard that the victim was travelling in the Dublin direction while the accused who had been in Lidl was attempting to turn back in the direction of Limerick when the fatal collision occurred.

Mr O’Sullivan said speed and alcohol were not issues in the case.

The jury has also heard evidence from a number of eyewitness who described what they heard and saw in the moments before the collision.

Mr McInerney, who was originally from Woodview, Caherdavin, was living at Shore Side, Ballina, while his widow, Ciara, is originally from the Woodlawn area of Dooradoyle.

The trial continues today.