A nine-year-old boy who died final 12 months from accidents sustained in a quad bike accident in Co Laois had taken the car with out his father’s permission, an inquest has heard.
Okubas Sliosoras, initially from Lithuania, was pronounced useless on February 11, 2021 at Youngsters’s Well being Eire on Temple Road in Dublin.
A Dublin Metropolis Coroner’s Courtroom listening to heard the younger boy had been transported by air ambulance from close to his dwelling in Dooary, Ballyroan, Co Laois the earlier morning after his father found him mendacity in a area with a quad bike on his again. facet turned.
In a written assertion, the sufferer’s father, Donatos Sliosoras, stated his household completed breakfast round 10:15 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2021.
Mr Sliosoras stated he thought Jokubas had gone to play with the 2 younger daughters aged 9 and 12 of Mr Sliosoras’ good friend Ramunas Viscinis, who was staying in a cell dwelling on his property on the time.
He stated his spouse Vilama requested him to see their son at 10:50 am.
Mr. Sliosoras stated he searched his yard after discovering that Jokubas was not taking part in along with his good friend’s two daughters and found that his Can-Am Outlander quad had disappeared from a shed.
He stated he went up a hill in a close-by area and located his son on the bottom “unconscious along with his eyes rolled again in his head”.
Mr. Sliosoras stated he put a coat on the boy and ran to his home to sound the alarm.
He stated he returned to his son and stayed with him till an ambulance crew arrived about half-hour later.
Mr Sliosoras stated paramedics have been engaged on Jokubas till the ambulance took him to a close-by GAA website the place he was helicoptered to a hospital in Dublin.
An HSE paramedic, Frank O’Connor, stated the sufferer made moaning noises that advised he could have suffered a head harm, however didn’t react in any other case.
The forensic investigation heard a forensic examination of the quad, which had broken fenders, discovered no pre-collision, mechanical defects with the all-terrain car.
Gardaí, who was investigating the incident, stated the quad was utilized in Mr Sliosoras’s enterprise on the property.
The coroner, Dr. Clare Keane, was informed that Jokubas had moved from Lithuania along with his mom just a few months earlier to affix his father in Eire and would begin faculty subsequent September.
Mr. Sliosoras informed gardaí that his son liked the quad bike, however had solely used it a couple of instances, so he would not be accustomed to the way it works.
Gardaí was informed that Jokubas might solely drive it beneath the strict supervision of his father.
Mr Sliosoras stated the car was usually locked in order that no little one might use it.
Nevertheless, he had used it himself the earlier night and believed he had not locked it up.
Gardaí stated the incident occurred on a area with a slope they usually believed the younger boy was not expert sufficient to drive it safely to the location.
The investigation discovered that there was no proof that Jokubas had worn a security helmet.
A pediatric surgeon who handled the boy in CHI Temple Road, Sami Awadalla, stated Jokubas had been beneath the quad for about an hour and had quite a lot of issues, together with a blood clotting dysfunction, a build-up of acid on account of kidney failure. failure and cardiac tamponade (the place the cavity across the coronary heart fills with blood or different fluid).
Mr Awadalla stated the boy’s deteriorating situation meant docs have been unable to carry out surgical procedure to deal with the clotting dysfunction and he suffered quite a lot of cardiac arrests in hospital earlier than he was pronounced useless.
Though not one of the boy’s dad and mom have been in court docket, the coroner stated the Sliosoras household have been happy the investigation might proceed of their absence.
dr. Keane stated an post-mortem revealed that Jokubas had died because of a number of traumatic accidents associated to the quad bike accident.
The coroner gave a verdict on the unintended dying, describing particulars of the proof as “heartbreaking” and observing how the deadly accident occurred “within the blink of a watch”.
The coroner stated the case was “notably distressing” as Jokubas had simply moved to Eire and was trying ahead to going to high school.