Clones man seriously injured in subway accident in New York

A fundraiser has been launched for a Clones native after he suffered serious injuries in an accident on the New York subway before Christmas.

David Cassidy (33) had both his legs amputated below the knee after he was hit by a subway train on December 5.

He had been living in New York since 2013 and residing in the Woodside area of Queens.

His family has launched a GoFundMe page in a bid to raise much-needed funds to support David on his rehabilitation journey.

He’s currently undergoing medical care at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan but will require a wheelchair and accessible accommodation when he is discharged.

“Prosthetics alone will cost tens of thousands per limb and typically need to be replaced every three to five years.

“David’s medical insurance will only go so far towards meeting the lifelong costs associated with his injuries,” said his brother Niall after launching the appeal.

The family hope to raise over $250,000 to go towards the medical costs and have already generated over $170,000.

However, it’s still uncertain what shape David’s recovery will take going forward:

“Due to the nature of David’s injuries, his future medical expenses and prosthetics requirements are difficult to predict,” said Niall.

He praised David’s “resilience, positivity and strength” since the incident and said doctors are hopeful he will regain a good level of mobility.