Sunday 16 December 2018

Driver charged with causing woman's death

A MAN has been charged with dangerous driving causing the death of a woman in north Dublin earlier this year.

Eric Wansbro (26) appeared in Dublin District Court charged in connection with a road crash that resulted in the death of Sinead Maguire (43).

He was also charged with causing injury to another occupant of the car, who was hospitalised following the incident.

Ms Maguire was killed after the car in which she was a passenger collided with a lamppost at the junction of the Malahide Road and the Clontarf Road.


Judge Anthony Halpin granted bail and adjourned the case.

Mr Wansbro, with an address at Cherry Garth, River Valley, Swords, is charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Ms Maguire at Fairview last May.

He is further charged with dangerous driving causing serious harm to Ian McDonagh at the same place and on the same date.

Prosecuting garda Marguerite Reilly from Clontarf station arrested the defendant for the purpose of charging him on Wednesday.

Judge Halpin remanded Mr Wansbro on bail to appear in court again on November 6.

The offences of dangerous driving causing death or serious bodily harm carry maximum 10-year prison sentences and/or fines of up to €20,000.

The crash happened at 1.52am last May 29 when the car hit pole. The three occupants were seriously injured.

Ms Maguire was taken to the Mater Hospital where she was later pronounced dead. One man, also a passenger, was treated at St James's Hospital. The driver was taken to Beaumont Hospital. He has since recovered.


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