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‘I ought to have stopped, however I didn’t’ – Bundoran hit and run driver seems in court docket

A person has appeared in court docket charged over a hit-and-run collision wherein a nine-year-old boy was killed in Bundoran.

Sergee Kelly appeared at Carrick-On-Shannon District Court docket on Tuesday morning in reference to the deadly highway visitors collision on Saturday. Ronan Wilson, a nine-year-old from Kildress in County Tyrone, was killed.

Kelly, a 23-year-old with an handle at Higher Mullaghmore, County Sligo, has been charged with three offences underneath the Highway Site visitors Act.

Sporting a face masks, Kelly was dropped at Carrick-On-Shannon by detectives.

Kelly was charged with the offence of being the driving force of a automobile which was concerned within the prevalence of damage to Ronan Wilson and failing to supply mentioned individual help.

He was additionally charged with failing to cease and with failing to stay on the scene.

Detective Garda Shane Maye of Ballyshannon Garda station gave proof of the arrest, cost and warning of Kelly.

When charged, Kelly instructed Gardai: “It was unsuitable and I ought to have stopped, however I didn’t.”

After being charged with failing to cease, Kelly mentioned: “I ought to have, however I didn’t.” He later instructed Gardai, when charged with failing to stay on the scene: “I do know I ought to have, however I didn’t.”

Kelly was represented by solicitor Mr John Anderson.

Gardai agreed to bail on strict circumstances. Kelly was granted bail on his personal bond of €2,000 whereas Ms Martina Currid agreed to go ahead as an unbiased surety, which was accepted by the court docket.

Kelly has surrendered his passport and should signal on 3 times every week at Ballyshannon Garda Station. He was ordered to don’t have any contact, both instantly or not directly, to incorporate social media, with any of the prosecution witnesses within the case.

Kelly’s cell phone has been seized by Gardai, however he should present officers with a contact quantity inside 24 hours.

Decide Éiteáin Cunningham remanded Kelly on bail to seem earlier than Ballyshannon District Court docket on October 20, 2023.

Gardai launched a manhunt after Kelly fled from the scene on Saturday and the accused man was arrested on Sunday for an offence underneath the Highway Site visitors Act.

Having been detained at Ballyshannon Garda Station underneath the Legal Justice Act 1984, detectives charged Kelly on Monday.

9-year-old Ronan, who was visiting the south Donegal seaside city together with his household, was pronounced lifeless on the scene a short while after the collision, which occurred at round 9.20pm on Atlantic Means, Bundoran.

The automobile concerned within the collision failed to stay on the scene.

Gardai have since seized a automobile in reference to their probe and a technical examination is to be carried out.

Ronan’s funeral will happen at 12 midday on Thursday in St. Mary’s Church, Dunamore.

His heartbroken father, Dean Wilson, paid an emotional tribute to ‘the very best son anybody might ask for’.

“I by no means thought I’d be saying this however I’ve misplaced my wee Roro; my principal man, my hero and son,” he wrote on Fb.

“I like him a lot , he’s been taken from us by a hit-and-run driver. We are going to by no means be the identical with out you, we will’t cope. I’m damaged.

“Roro was the very best son anybody might ask for. 9 years of pure pleasure.

“Relaxation in peace my son and greatest pal. Love you ceaselessly. From Daddy, Mummy, Calum and Amy and all our surrounding household and buddies. We love you Ronan.”

Gardaí are persevering with to enchantment to anybody with data or who could have witnessed this collision to contact them.

A spokesperson mentioned: “Any highway customers or pedestrians who could have digicam footage (together with dash-cam), and who had been travelling within the space of Atlantic Means, Bundoran, on Saturday night between 8.45pm and 9.45pm, is requested to make this footage out there to Gardaí.

“Anybody with data is requested to contact Ballyshannon Garda Station 071 985 8530, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.”

‘I ought to have stopped, however I didn’t’ – Bundoran hit and run driver seems in court docket was final modified: September twenty sixth, 2023 by Workers Author