‘A man’s best friend is a man’s worst nightmare’: Man gets into accident after taking the wheel of a stolen car
Dublin man was out of his mind when he lost control of a car while driving on Dublin’s northside.
Online court records show a 39-year-old man was driving his car in the city’s south on the night of October 26 when a white Dodge Dart pulled up alongside him at the corner of Carrumgar Avenue.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, lost control and hit a tree.
He was airlifted to Mayo General Hospital in a serious condition where he later died.
The vehicle was stolen from the car park of a garage on Ballygarr Road at Carrumgate on October 27 and later recovered.
The court heard the man’s wife was in the car at the time of the crash.
“I’m a man of the people.
I don’t care about any of this,” he told gardaí in the hearing.”
There is a guy in my house.
He is a good man, a good friend.
He has done nothing wrong, he is just driving a car in a bad area of Dublin.”
He’s a good person.
He’s a very good man.
“Mr Fitzgerald said he was not at fault.”
This was not my fault.
He was driving in the wrong lane, but the car went out of control and then the vehicle hit a small tree,” he said.
The hearing heard the car was recovered and that garda investigations revealed that the man had previously been convicted of driving without insurance.