Inishowen man to stand trial for careless driving causing serious injury

May 20, 2024

A young man is to stand trial accused of careless driving causing serious injury to another person.

Ethan Grochowicki appeared before Letterkenny District Court earlier.

Garda Sergeant Jim Collins told the court that the Director of Public Prosecutions had directed trial by indictment at Letterkenny Circuit Court.

The 21-year-old is charged that on November 17th at Garrowcarry, Letterkenny, he drove a vehicle, a black Audi A4, without due care and attention thereby causing serious bodily harm to Yousaff Ghaffer.

The charge is Contrary to Section 52 (1) and 52 (2) of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 (as substituted by Section 4 of the Road Traffic (No 2) Act 2011).

The accused man’s solicitor, Mr Rory O’Brien asked Judge Eiteain Cunningham to allow for two senior counsel in the case considering the nature of the charge. This was granted.

Mr Grochowicki, of Clonmany Glebe, Terhoran, Clonmany, did not speak during the brief hearing.

The case was adjourned back to the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court starting in June 11th.