Originally from Templeogue and now living in Tallaght, Hughie Smith (34) was involved in a serious accident while competing in a sidecar racing event in Mondello on April 6.

A self-employed tree surgeon, Hughie now faces another three months in Tallaght University Hospital before being transferred to a rehabilitation unit.

“Hughie is in good spirits but he knows he has a big challenge ahead of him”, Stewart told The Echo.

“Hughie has always been a super fit guy and always up-and-going, and he is going to do everything he can to make his life as normal as possible.”

Stewart also told The Echo that Hughie and his wife are due their third baby in the coming weeks.

For more on the campaign or to donate visit gofundme.com (Hugh Smith Fund Raiser).

Source: The Echo