Cork man to stand trial over fatal Limerick accident


limerickcircuitcourtA COUNTY Cork man is to stand trial at Limerick Circuit Criminal Court charged with careless driving causing the death of 40-year-old cyclist Phillip McCormack on January 8, 2013 last.

23-year-old Darren O’Keefe with an address at Scarteen, Newmarket, Cork, was served with the book of evidence this Wednesday at Limerick District Court before Judge Marian O’Leary.

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Garda Tony Miniter, attached to the Limerick Divisional Traffic Corp, served the Book of Evidence on the accused.

Philip McCormack, from Glenside, Annacotty known locally as the Honda 50 man, was tragically killed when he was knocked from his bicycle at the Kilmurray Roundabout just over two years ago.

Mr O’Keefe, represented by North Cork solicitor Charlie O’Connor, was granted legal aid and afforded two counsel for the trial.

The matter was adjourned to next week’s sitting of Limerick Circuit Court with the 23-year-old remanded on continuing bail.