Inquest hears Con Twomey died from catastrophic injuries in UK crash

Con, Elber and Oisin Twomey

An inquest into the death of a Cork man has heard how he died from catastrophic injuries sustained after his car collided with that of a suicidal taxi driver in England.

Con Twomey's 16-month-old son Oisin and his unborn baby daughter Elber Marie also died in the crash on July 6, 2012.

The coroner's court heard Marek Wojciechowski deliberately drove his car onto the wrong side of the road, colliding with the Twomeys, who were returning home from holiday.

A police officer had attempted to stop Wojciechowski moments before, amid concerns that the 26-year-old was suicidal.

Oisin and his unborn sister Elber Marie were killed, while parents Con and Elber were seriously hurt.

Con died in hospital in Cork 10 months later.

In a statement, Elber Twomey said she wants to "remember her beauties as they were before that July day". She is organising an event in their memory next month.

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