Advertisement Previous articleThe troubadour Duhan returnsNext articleTamara Hall: New EP Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsHealthLimerick mother and baby die in Cork hospital tragedyBy Staff Reporter – March 27, 2019 5609 Facebook WhatsApp Linkedin Email Print Business photo created by lifeforstock – www.freepik.comA TERRIBLE accident is how the death of a County Limerick mother and her infant baby was described this week as family and friends struggled to terms with the double tragedy.Ms Downey, (36) a patient at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH), was found lying unresponsive on the floor with her infant baby trapped underneath on Monday morning.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is understood that Ms Downey, who is from Castletown near O’Rourke’s Cross, had been breastfeeding her newborn baby boy when she fell from the bed after taking ill.The mother-of-three was in a single room at CUMH after giving birth last weekend. It is understood that she had been checked by staff earlier that morning.She was found on the floor with her baby seriously injured and partially trapped underneath at around 7am on Monday morning.Ms Downey died despite efforts to resuscitate her at the scene.Over the following two days, staff at the CUMH worked to save the life of the newborn baby but he died shortly after 7pm on Tuesday.As senior medical personnel at the hospital look to determine the causes of deaths following post mortem examinations, a file will be prepared for the Cork Coroner and inquests will be held into the double tragedy.A HSE statement said: “As with all unexplained deaths, a full medical investigation was immediately initiated. This investigation is currently underway at CUMH.“CUMH wishes to express its deepest sympathy with the family of the mother and her baby.Ms Downey, an only child who worked at the Novartis bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing and development facility at Ringaskiddy in Cork, is survived by her husband Kevin and two young children.Her parents are widely known, particularly in GAA circles, in the Castletown-Ballyagran area. Twitter
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 26-year-old Babylon woman killed in a two-vehicle crash in Dix Hills that resulted in the other driver being charged with driving without a license on Tuesday morning.Suffolk County police said Cassandra Walter was driving a Saturn northbound on Commack Road near Euclid Avenue when she lost control of the vehicle, crossed over the double yellow line and struck a southbound Honda minivan at 7 a.m.Walter was pronounced dead at the scene. The Honda driver, 35-year-old Alex Dario Oliva Rodriguez of Hempstead, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was treated and released.Rodriguez was later arrested for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.Second Squad detectives impounded both vehicles, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the crash to call them at 631-854-8252.