A HEARTBROKEN mum lays her head on a coffin in grief as she buries her husband and two kids who died in a car crash she survived.

Geraldine Mullan at first believed John, 49, and children Tomas, 14, Amelia, six, had survived after their car rolled down and embankment and into water.


She refused to leave the horror scene until her family had been rescued from the mangled vehicle – but tragically police had to break it to her she was the sole survivor.

Geraldine was today pictured with her hand placed on a coffin as she buried her family in an emotional funeral.

The coffins containing Tomas, Amelia and John were driven to the church together as mourners lined the streets.

Grief-stricken Geraldine told loved-ones at the service at St Pius X Church in Co Donegal, Ireland, to "cherish each day as though it is your last".



She opened up about the day out she had with her family and the laughter they shared in the car before the tragedy unfolded last Thursday.

And in a devastating moment, Geraldine said she called the names of her husband and two children until she knew they were gone.

She also revealed how her and the kids had bought 50th birthday presents for "the super bestest Daddy ever" for the milestone in two weeks – with the gifts still hidden unopened in the house.

Addressing her tragic husband, she added: "For now it's just goodbye, look after our two darlings, heaven has definitely gained three angels, and look after me down here."


The family were returning from a day out in Londonderry when they lost control of the car and plunged down an embankment and into Lough Foyle.

John worked at a local garden centre while Geraldine is a nurse at Letterkenny University Hospital.

Tributes have poured in, with one friend saying "you simply couldn't have met nicer people".

Tomas, who went to Moville Community College was described as "an extremely popular student".

In a statement, the school said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the wider families and friends of Tomas, John and Amelia at this time.

"Tomas was an extremely popular second-year student with a close circle of friends. He loved Judo and was a keen musician".

An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.


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