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Caller appeals for help in finding daughter of Northern Ireland woman who died in his arms

Caller 'Thomas' rang the Joe Duffy show to appeal for help in finding the daughter of a woman who died in his arms.

A caller to an RTE radio show has appealed for help in finding the daughter of a woman from Northern Ireland who died in his arms following a car accident 15-years-ago.

'Thomas' said he is desperate to tell her that her mother's last words following the crash in Westmeath were that "she loved her".

Thomas rang Joe Duffy's Liveline show yesterday to give an account of an accident he came across in around 2004.

He said that he was leaving a filling station at Lynns Cross just outside of Mullingar when a small red Peugeot with a northern registration, pulled out in front of him and was hit at speed by a passing van.

While other eye witnesses went to call for help Thomas said he ran toward the car.

He recalled a male passenger appeared to have only minor injuries but the woman was seriously hurt, saying he held her head in his hands and asked her name.

"She said her name was Lindsay and she said 'I have one daughter and I love her'.

Thomas said it was "the worst thing to happen to me in my life. I think of it every night and every day."

"I don't know what part of the north she was from, I told her she was going to be grand and help was on the way.

"But I knew she had died when I was holding her neck, she went real peacefully and she went quick".

Thomas said he was never able to find out who the woman was so her could relay her dying words to her daughter and through the Joe Duffy show hoped to finally be able to trace her.

** If you can help trace the family of Lindsay please contact the Irish News newsdesk at 02890337544 or newsdesk@irishnews.com.

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