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Fermanagh crash death defendant: Car veered into my lane

By Michael Donnelly

An architecture student has denied being responsible for a car crash in which a toddler died, claiming the other vehicle was travelling in his lane.

John Michael Fahy (25) is accused of causing the death of 19-month-old Ryan John Cox on January 14, 2013, and injuring his mother Katriona, through careless driving.

The former University of Ulster student, from Groagagh Grange in Sligo, was giving evidence at his Dungannon Crown Court trial.

Fahy initially told his defence QC Jim Gallagher he remembered rounding a bend on the Boa Island Road in Fermanagh, seeing another car "apparently" in his lane.

He had claimed he flashed his lights, but had nowhere to go, before his car spun out of control.

In cross-examination by prosecution QC Liam McCollum, Fahy said he could not recall the point of impact, but he did remember "someone being in my lane".

Today the jury will hear final submissions before being asked to consider their verdict.

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