Northern Ireland

John Fahy 'blames child's mother' over fatal crash

Ryan Cox Image copyright Ex BBC Newsline
Image caption Ryan Cox died aged 18 month and his mother was seriously injured in the County Fermanagh crash in 2013

A driver accused of causing the death of a toddler blames the child's mother for the collision, a court has heard.

John Fahy, of Groagagh Grange, Sligo, denies causing the death of 18-month-old Ryan Cox in January 2013 by driving without due care and attention.

The child died as a result of the crash on Boa Island Road in County Fermanagh.

Mr Fahy, who is a student at Queen's University, Belfast, also denies causing grievous bodily injury to Ryan's mother by careless driving.

However, a prosecution lawyer told Dungannon Crown Court that 24-year-old student's claims "simply do not add up".