Criminal proceedings are being considered in relation to the death of a young pedestrian who was killed after being struck by a vehicle on the N81 in Tallaght earlier this year, an inquest has heard.
Kevin Sheedy (23), from Killinarden, Dublin, suffered fatal injuries after being hit by an SUV on the Tallaght by-pass on the evening of January 11th, 2023 at around 7.15pm.
The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, who is understood to be a woman in her 40s, did not require hospital treatment.
The incident occurred near the junction of the N81 with the Old Blessington Road at Springfield in poor weather conditions with heavy rain reported at the time.
A brief sitting of Dublin District Coroner’s Court on Monday heard the victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.
The deceased’s sister, Pearl Sheedy, gave evidence of formally identifying her brother’s body at Dublin City Mortuary in Whitehall two days later.
The inquest heard postmortem results showed Mr Sheedy died as a result of multiple traumatic injuries consistent with a road traffic collision.
Inspector Daragh Gleeson applied for an adjournment of the full inquest under Section 25.1 of the Coroners Act on the basis that criminal proceedings in the case are being contemplated.
Insp Gleeson confirmed to the coroner, Cróna Gallagher, that a file in relation to Mr Sheedy’s death still had to be forwarded to the DPP for direction.
Dr Gallagher granted the application and adjourned the case for a further update on February 27, 2024.
A GoFundMe fundraising campaign established by friends of the deceased to help Mr Sheedy’s family with the funeral expenses raised over €13,000.