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This heartbreaking video should stop drink drivers in their tracks this Christmas

The parents of Ciarán Treacy remember the worst day of their lives – as do all who attended the four-year-old’s tiny body.

ciaran Ciaran Treacy. Source: The Treacy family via RSA

THE DEATH OF four-year-old Ciarán Treacy when a drunk driver smashed into his mother’s car “shattered” the lives of his family.

The devastation didn’t end with the heartbreak of his mother Gillian and father Ronan.

(They spoke last weekend of the impact of the crash – in which Gillian was also severely injured – on their lives.)

This video, just released by the Road Safety Authority of Ireland just ahead of the Christmas season, chronicles the profound and terrible impact Ciarán’s death had on everyone who attended the scene and attempted to save his life.

Sgt Dave Lynam: To see the mother in the car, her legs crushed with the engine, two kids on the side of the road like that, one fighting for his life: it’s horrific.
Nurse Mary Joyce: His little chest was tiny. You try your best to keep his heart pumping.
Paramedic Christy Kelly: The screams of the family was unreal.
ICU nurse Patrice O’Connell: I hope that I will never experience lifting a little boy’s body into his grieving mother’s arms ever again.

Watch – and NEVER drink and drive.

Source: RSA Ireland/YouTube

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