A Dublin man named as William Stafford sustained fatal injuries in the early hours of Sunday morning after falling off the bonnet of a moving limo. The tragic incident is said to have happened yards from the 28-year-old’s home in South Dublin whilst a group of his friends looked on in horror.
A Ford Scorpio Limousine is understood to have been parked on the housing estate in Dublin for the past few weeks. Local youths are said to have been allowed to tinker with the limo and drive the vehicle.
It has been reported that Mr Stafford was on his way home from a night out with friends when at approximately 2:30am he climbed onto the bonnet of the moving limo. Mr Stafford is then said to have lost his balance, fallen from the bonnet and been pulled under the limousine where he was dragged for almost 20 metres. Friends tried to save the man getting jacks to haul the limo up in an attempt to free the trapped man.
The emergency services and the Irish police, the Gardai, arrived at the scene minutes later. Mr Stafford was rushed to hospital but was later pronounced dead as a result of the horrific injuries sustained.
The Gardai are now investigating the incident and trying to establish the rightful owner of the limo. Floral tributes have been left for Mr Stafford at the spot where the tragedy unfolded.