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Inquest opens into toddler's death in Torquay road crash

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: July 18, 2012

  • Det Sgt Heath and Det Insp Costa Nassaris, of the Devon and Cornwall Police major crime team, at the inquest

  • Sixteen-month-old Oisin Twomey, who died in a car crash

An inquest into the death of a toddler in a car crash which left his parents fighting for life was opened on Monday.

Oisin Twomey, aged 16 months, died when a taxi crashed into the car carrying his father Connie and heavily-pregnant mother Elber in Torquay on July 6. Their unborn daughter Elber Marie did not survive the accident.

An inquest into the toddler's death was opened and adjourned in Plymouth yesterday morning. No date for the full hearing has been set. His parents remain critically ill at Derriford Hospital.

The inquest into the death of driver Marek Wojiechowski, 26, of Torquay, was also adjourned.

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Detective Inspector Costa Nassaris said: "We are conducting a thorough investigation into this incident in order to determine the cause of the collision. At this time all of our thoughts are with the families involved in this tragic incident and we hope that Connie and Elber will make a recovery."

The Twomeys were on holiday from their home in County Cork, Ireland, when the accident happened. Police are investigating whether the Polish man swerved into the family in an oncoming car.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating whether an officer was in pursuit of the car.

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