Girl (16) dies in Dublin road accident
A TEENAGE girl has died and three people were injured following a collision between a car and a bus.
The 16-year old, who has not been named, was a front-seat passenger in a car which collided with the number 27 bus operated by Dublin Bus at around 5pm on the Greenhills Road in Dublin.
The 19-year old driver was taken to Tallaght Hospital and is described as being in a serious condition.
The bus driver and one passenger were taken to St James’s Hospital with minor injuries. It is understood both were treated for shock and have been released.
Gardai are investigating if heavy rain was a factor in the collision. The stretch of road, between the Walkinstown roundabout and the Ballymount junction, was closed to allow an examination by Garda forensic collision investigators and diversions were put in place.
The road is expected to be re-opened early tomorrow morning.
Gardai have issued an appeal for witnesses to contact Crumlin garda station on 01 6666200, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.
The bus was travelling from Clare Hall towards Jobstown when the incident occurred.
Dublin Bus has launched a full investigation into the collision. Seven passengers were on board when the incident occurred.
“There was an incident involving the 27 bus which operates from Clare Hall to Jobstown. The bus was on its way to Jobstown when it was involved in an accident at around 5pm,” a Dublin Bus spokeswoman said.
“We will be carrying out an investigation and cooperating with gardai. The driver was treated for shock at Tallaght Hospital and she’s been released. The bus was carrying seven passengers. We will be examining CCTV footage as part of our investigation.
It is understood that one person needed to be cut from the car by the Dublin Fire Brigade who attended the scene.
The collision is being investigated by gardai in Crumlin.
Separately a 19-year old man is in a critical condition after being seriously injured in a two car collision in Tipperary.
The collision happened on the N24 at Ballydrehid near Cahir just before 8.30pm on Saturday.
The young man, who is from just outside Cahir, was taken to South Tipperary General Hospital from the scene by ambulance under garda escort. It is understood he suffered severe head injuries.
The occupants in the second car were unharmed.
Anyone with information is asked to contact garda in Cahir at 052 7445630.