Epileptic man told never to drive to go to jail for causing crash

By Gillian Crotty

A Northern Ireland man who was told never to drive again because he was epileptic will receive a jail sentence for causing a crash in which a woman suffered critical injuries.

Declan Murray, aged 44 from Strabane, had been told by a consultant neurologist never to drive again just 12 days before the crash. He was also told to advise the DVLA of his medical condition which he failed to do. Mr Murray crashed into a car driven by a 60-year-old woman with two children that she was taking care of in the back seat. The children suffered minor injuries, but the woman was unconscious and unresponsive, and spent 6 weeks in intensive care, and 6 months in total in the hospital.

Mr Murray pleaded guilty to a charge of causing grievous bodily injury by dangerous driving. He is to be sentenced next week but the judge did advise him that he would be imposing a jail sentence.

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