Mon, 23 May 2022

DUBLIN, Ireland - A pedestrian, a man in his 40s, is in Beaumont Hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by a car in Dublin, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

It was the second collision involving a pedestrian in the city in the space of 2.5 hours.

This latest crash occurred shortly before 1:30am on Drimnagh Road, Dublin 12.

The man who had been struck by the car was treated at the scene for serious injuries before being taken to Beaumont Hospital by a Dublin Fire Brigade ambulance. His condition continues to be described as serious.

The driver, who was the sole occupant of the car, was not injured.

The road at the crash site was closed to allow for a technical examination to be carried out by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. Local traffic diversions werev put in place.

Garda are appealing for witnesses to come forward and are also appealing to any road users with video footage from the location at the time of the collision to make it available to them.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sundrive Road Garda Station on 01- 6666600, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

Sunday morning's incident following an early collision between a car and a pedestrian late on Saturday night, just 2.5 hours earlier.

The pedestrian, a man aged 31, was walking on Blessington Road in Tallaght shortly after 11:00pm when he was struck by a car.

He was treated by medics from Dublin Fire Brigade for serious injuries, prior to being taken to Tallaght University Hospital.

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