A man has appeared in court charged with dangerous driving causing the death of a young man following the hijacking of a taxi in Dublin city.
Alex Doyle died after the stolen car he was a passenger in hit a pole on Sunday morning.
Joseph Robinson has appeared in court charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Mr Doyle. Mr Robinson of Forbes Lane Dublin 8 made a statement in court which he said “Tell his Ma I’m sorry,”
Mr Doyle (25) lost an arm, and ultimately his life, after the hijacked taxi he was a passenger in crashed into a pole near Mount Brown on Sunday morning.
A short time beforehand, a taxi driver was understood to have been assaulted and his cab taken from him after picking up a fare in the Rathfarnham area.
Mr Doyle’s subsequently lost his arm, as it was severed Mr Doyle was then thrown from the wreckage after it overtook a bus between Kilmainham and the city centre and lost control.
Gardai have objected to bail for Mr Robinson, and that objection is due to be heard shortly.