July 9th, 2021 – A British citizen already being held at the Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10 million dollar bail is also wanted by Northern Ireland authorities for “dangerous driving” as reported by the Belfast Telegraph. The crash had occurred on March 27th, 2021 and was reported in this article.
Shane Brolly, 24, of United Kingdom is awaiting trial which is tentatively scheduled for October 5th, 2021 according to online court docket sheets. Word got to the United States by USA Today Network reporter Jo Ciavaglia to the local news media in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Brolly had his preliminary hearing in front of Judge Robert C. Roth in Northampton Township District Court in which the judge sent 29 charges, including aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, accidents involving injury, DUI, and other related offenses to the Court of Common Pleas to await his formal arraignment and trial. Brolly’s formal arraignment is scheduled for July 23th, 2021.
Police say Brolly arrived to the United States on a work visa which was expired when he was arrested by authorities for the crash that injured 4 young women on their way home in a Mazda CX5. The crash had sent the vehicle careening approximately 50 feet before flipping over causing significant injuries to the victims.
Brolly was hospitalized with injuries; his passenger, Eoin Quinnhad, also had suffered “serious internal injuries” which needed surgery; the first teen had a broken arm, broken femur, and other serious internal injuries; the second had life-threatening injuries; the third had internal injuries; and the forth had internal injuries requiring surgery.
A third vehicle was involved in the car crash was a 2015 Nissan Murano which carried three people not seen in the left-hand photo. Brolly had attempted to pass the third vehicle on a road which at the time was a no-passing lane.
The officer investigating the crash scene said he observed, “observed significant damage to all three vehicles involved in this crash, consistent with a high-speed impact.”. The victims of the crash involving the Mazda started a GoFundMe to help pay for any medical expenses and has raised $150,000 as of this publishing.
“All of the girls are doing better and making progress. They still have a long road ahead of them to make a full recovery, but through the kindness of people like you, it is and will become a reality,” a post on their GoFundMe page stated.
Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub had some words about the suspect involved in this horrible crash. Weintraub stated, “He was completely reckless the way he was driving that night, he has a UK driver’s license so he is not properly licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. He shouldn’t have been driving at all.”.
After a newspaper section in Ireland’s Sunday Life which published coverage of Brolly’s actions, they were contacted by the Bucks County District Attorney’s office requesting public documentation on his case in Coleraine, Ireland.
Editor’s Note: We will update this article accordingly as new information is released to the public regarding this “menace” to society.