kindness of strangers

Brother of cyclist killed in Dublin collision thanks locals for their kindness

Neil Fox visited the scene yesterday and a local family took him in for breakfast.

THE BROTHER OF a woman killed in a collision in Dubin’s north inner city this week has thanked the local community for being so kind to him when he visited the scene.

Donna Fox, 30, died after she was hit by a truck on Seville Place on Tuesday morning.

Speaking to the Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk this morning, her brother Neil said he went back to the spot where his sister died yesterday.

“I just went to lay a card and flowers. The whole community sort of came out, especially the house beside where the accident happened. They brought me in for breakfast and it was just lovely.

I suppose the hardest part for myself was the idea of her dying on the road on her own. They kind of assured me that didn’t happen, that there were people there immediately. At the moment, anything like that is a help.

“I just wanted to thank the people in the area. It does help that they were so kind to her. For me, it was just nice to hear somebody who had actually seen her that day,” he added.

Fox described his sister as a tender and kind person who worked hard and said it is gestures like those from the north inner city community yesterday that are keeping his family going.

“It’s very hard at the moment to even digest what happened.”

He said he believes there should be more work put into ensuring the safety of cyclists in the city.

Donna’s funeral will take place tomorrow morning at SS Peter and Paul’s Church in Balbriggan at 10am.

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