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22/10/2021

Monasterevin crash: Injured kids are stable and should make full recovery eventually, according to family

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The family of two kids injured in a crash in Monasterevin say they will make a full recovery. A total of six people were hurt in the two-car collision on a bad bend one mile outside the town on Sunday at noon. The seven-year-old girl was transferred to Our Lady's Hospital in Crumlin on Sunday night while  her toddler brother (2) is in Tallaght General Hospital. A family friend of the dad Frank Stokes and two children today thanked everybody for their support and revealed that the kids are expected to make a full recovery. The relative said on Facebook: "Thanks to everybody for all the lovely messages and best wishes. "To put rumours to rest, Franky and his two babies are stable now and luckily they will make a full recovery in time, thank God." She added: "Main thing is they're all going to be ok." Earlier today, gardai in Kildare renewed their appeal for information on Sunday's horror collision at Ballagh. Eyewitnesses described how locals rushed to pull the two kids from the wreckage and placed them in their child seats on the roadside until emergency services arrived. Gardai want to know if anybody saw the red Peugeot saloon car or any suspicious activity around the Monasterevin area before the collision at 12 noon near Ballagh. Mr Stokes was taken to Tullamore General Hospital as well as two of the occupants of the Peugeot car. A man in his 20s who was in the Peugeot car remains in a serious condition at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. Meanwhile the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has now handed back the investigation of the incident to local gardai. The watchdog was called in after it emerged that garda had the red Peugeot saloon under observation before the collision but officials found that the officers had no case to answer.

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