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'Stay positive' Wexford man (21) in critical condition after Kilkenny crash which claimed pal's life

Dan remains critical in Cork University Hospital where his parents Nigel and Breda and sisters Anna and Katie have travelled to be at his side.

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Dan Quaid from Screen who is currently in critical care at Cork University Hospital.

Dan Quaid from Screen who is currently in critical care at Cork University Hospital.

Dan Quaid from Screen who is currently in critical care at Cork University Hospital.

A young Wexford man remains in critical care in hospital after being involved in a road traffic collision which claimed the life of a 17-year-old near Piltown, Co Kilkenny, last week.

Dan Quaid (21) from Screen was one of the people in the car which crashed on the Mullinavat to Templeorum road, which killed pal Cian Mooney, from Castlecomer in Kilkenny.

Dan remains critical in Cork University Hospital where his parents Nigel and Breda and sisters Anna and Katie have travelled to be at his side.

"He’s still critical, but we’re trying to stay positive,” the family said. “We’ve had amazing support from all of the people around Screen and from Dan's friends in the farming community and in Wexford Harbour Boat Club and friends and family across the whole country.

"He’s currently receiving the best possible care at CUH. All we can do at the moment is stay positive and pray.”

Cian was a student at Kildalton Agricultural College since September and the occupants of the car were good friends. The whole college community was left reeling from the incident and the loss of Cian, whose funeral mass took place on Monday.

"Cian's family have been very close to our minds in recent days,” Dan’s family said. “Dan and Cian were very good friends from college. Dan loves it there. Anything with machinery, he’s obsessed with.”

In the meantime, Dan's parents and sisters remain by his bedside, hopeful that he will make a strong recovery and taking huge comfort in the well-wishes from friends and large family far and wide.

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