Call for safety review after student knocked down

Talented footballer Michal Prusakiewicz

Talented footballer Michal Prusakiewicz

FOLLOWING a serious road safety accident outside St Aidan’s High School, Derrylin, Prinicipal Pat McTeggart has met with the PSNI and Road Service to discuss new road safety measures for outside the school.

Young student and promising sports star, Michal Prusakiewicz, was knocked down outside St Aidan’s High School Derrylin, while crossing the road last Thursday afternoon.


The Year 10 pupil suffered a serious leg injury and was attended to by school staff and family members until the emergency services arrived.

Michal was taken to the South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen, before being transferred to Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry, for further treatment. He was released from hospital on Saturday and has since been recovering at home.

MR McTeggart believes that road safety measures must be put in place on the busy road ouside the school.

“Roads have become much dangerous due to the large increase in the volume of traffic in recent years. This is particularly the case with the road passing St Aidan’s, the main Donegal and Enniskillen to Dublin road.

“The school community feels strongly that appropriate warning signs, traffic calming and crossing measures need to be put in place.

We have already met the PSNI and Road Service  to determine the maximum possible safeguardsthat can be implemented as soon as possible.”

Michal’s mother, Marta Prusakiewcz explained that her son has been having ‘good and bad days’ since the accident.


“He has been at the house since the day of the accident but we’ll be trying to get him back to school sometime this week. He is very upset that he won’t be able to play in two important school games but he’ll support them the whole way throughout.

“Our family would like to thank Derrylin O’Connells and the two coaches Jarlaith Prior and Emmet Curry, Fermanagh GAA and his soccer team coaches from Enniskillen Athletics, Jochen Donaghy and Dermot Nolan.

“We would also like to thank the principal for spending the whole evening after the accident with us in hospital and all of the people that sent well wishes for Michal.”

Fermanagh GAA’s County Board also paid tribute to the youngster who has been playing a key role for St Aidan’s in their Ulster Schools League campaign.

“A future Fermanagh star in the making, Michal is a member of the current Fermanagh Under-14 Development Academy squad.

Michal would have been due to play his school teams on successive days this week in an Ulster Under-14 League Semi Final against St Columbans Kilkeel, in Armagh, for the Under-16 side in the provincial quarter Final success against Lumen Christi College, Derry.

“All of Fermanagh GAA would like to wish Michal a very speedy recovery and hope to see him back at school and back on the football field soon again. We wish you all the best Michal.”

On behalf of St Aidan’s High School prinicipal Pat Mc Teggart also paid tribute to the injured student,

“Michal is a fine young man who is a model pupil and a sporting representative for the school but it is far more important is that Michal makes a full and speedy recovery and returns to school fit and well very soon. 

We all extend our best wishes to Michal and his family.

I also wish to thank the emergency services, school staff, Michal’s family and members of the public for their swift and effective assistance in caring for him,” concluded Mr McTeggart.

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