People in Derry have been urged to support an online fund set up to support a family devastated by a road accident in the Republic.
Vincent Wall and his daughter Estlin – who would have been four next week – were involved in the fatal collision in County Clare last Wednesday, March 15.
Estlin had been battling injuries on life support since the crash but last night the decision was made to take her off the support ‘to let her pass away peacefully and naturally in her mother’s arms’.
Vincent was bringing Estlin to her crèche when the tragic incident took place.
A fundraise page set up for the family said: “The communities of West Clare, particularly around Ennistymon and Lahinch have been shattered with the news of a horrific car crash.
“Vincent Wall and his little girl Estlin – who would have been four next week – were involved in a collision on the morning of Wednesday March 15th.
“Vincent was taking her to the crèche in Inagh as he did every morning. In a split second everything changed forever.
“Little Estlin sustained a fatal brain injury and on Saturday night March 18th she was taken off life support in order to let her pass away peacefully and naturally in her mother Amy’s arms.
“Vincent has massive brain trauma and is still unconscious in a separate hospital in Dublin.”
Vincent’s brother, Irish actor Steve Wall, famous for starring in hit TV shows Vikings, Moone Boy and Rebellion tweeted about his disbelief after the family tragedy and urged people to support the fundraise.ie page set up on their behalf.
He said: “You read about terrible family tragedies and wonder how people get through it. Then it happens to you.
“This is my brother Vinnie and his family. We are all devastated. He is pure kindness. Please have a read and RT.”
Amy (pictured above with Vincent and Estlin) is currently nursing their 12-week old baby while doctors battle to save her husband’s life.
You can donate to the fundraise.ie page at https://www.ifundraise.ie/3016_vinnie-and-amy-fund—co–clare.html
If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Derry Now editorial team on 028 7129 6600 for Derry City stories Or 028 7774 3970 for County Derry stories. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.