An inquest has heard that a 19-year old Galway woman died when she sustained severe head injuries after falling down a stairs at her student accommodation in Limerick in September 2017.

Sophie Coll from Barna,, who was studying international  business studies at UL, was joined by friends at her student accommodation at College Drive in Castletroy on the night of 25 September 2017.

A group of four of them were climbing a stairs and were about six or seven steps up when one of them wobbled, causing a domino effect colliding with Sophie at the end of the group, and she fell hitting her head on the tiled hall floor.

She suffered a fracture to her skull causing traumatic brain injuries from which she did not recover, and she died the following day at University Hospital Limerick.

Coronor John McNamara recorded a verdict of accidental death.

Her father, Rory Coll, said Sophie's organs were donated after her death, and her friends from Coláiste Iognaid in Galway where she attended school have since organised a charity event, 'Sophie's ball' in her memory, from which a number of charities have benefitted.

 

 

 

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