Dublin woman calls for public to 'show some decency' following M50 crash this week leaving woman in critical condition
13 Nov 2015
A crash that closed the M50 for seven hours earlier this week unleashed a storm of criticism about lack of proper infrastructure that has spurred a woman to release a message now gone viral urging people to think of the families involved. Lisa Marie Maher, a model and dance studio owner, posted on facebook following a public storm of social media frustration about the delays on the M50 yesterday caused by an accident which resulted in a woman being admitted to hospital in critical condition. She had to be cut from the wreckage. The crash took place just after 5am on the southbound carriageway of the M50. It happened at a point on the Lucan interchange where the slip roads from the N4 and the Chapelizod bypass merge, and then merge further into the southbound M50 itself. The woman's call for people to think of others has been inspired by her father's death after a hit-and-run earlier this year. Her father, Eugene, was knocked off his bike in July last and later died in Beaumont Hospital. Ms Maher said: "I'm rarely confrontational as anyone who knows me will agree. But a woman this morning is fighting for her life in a hospital, her family are getting that dreaded phone call and rushing from where they are to be by her side. Meanwhile, traffic is distrupted for a few hours while investigators do their job to try get justice for the woman and give the family some answers. The whole city it seems has nothing more to care about than pissing and moaning about the traffic and ho
w late they will be. My dad was killed 4 months ago on the road, at 6.30pm rush hour traffic on a busy main road into the city, the whole area was closed for 12 hours and I saw posts on Facebook people ranting and raving about the traffic, that it was a disgrace and guards were causing chaos closing the road. Well let me tell you about "chaos".... while that was going on and people's "lives were affected" my life and my families life was being torn from the seams. A few hours later everyone got to where they were going and forgot that anything ever happened. Well I didn't, and never will and neither will the people who witnessed what happened to him innocently crossing the road. So wise up, we don't know who this poor woman is, her family could be on your fiends list and see your pathetic dribble about the traffic chaos. Be smart and think of others before yourself. I speak from first hand experience. Show some decency!!!! Take a second to send love and strength to this woman and her family and be grateful you will get to where you going, just maybe a little late."
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