Monday 21 August 2017

Garda motorcyclist taken to hospital after collision

Gardaí from Dundrum have launched an investigation into the incident (Stock picture)
Gardaí from Dundrum have launched an investigation into the incident (Stock picture)
Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

A garda motorcyclist was hospitalised after he was involved in a collision with a car near a school.

The incident happened on Churchtown Road Upper, Dublin, beside the entrance to Notre Dame School, about 3pm yesterday.

Traffic on the road was heavy after diversions were put in place just before school was due to finish for the day.

Debris from the crash could be seen strewn across the road.

The front of the car was badly damaged in the accident.

A baby seat was taken out of the car and left on the footpath as the area was cleared.

The 2016-registered Nissan Qashqai and the garda bike were taken from the scene at around 4pm.

The male garda motorcyclist was taken to St Vincent's Hospital. His injuries were described as non-life threatening.

The driver of the car wasn't injured and there were no reports of other injuries in the collision.

Gardaí from Dundrum have launched an investigation into the incident.

It is understood the garda will make a full recovery from his injuries.

Irish Independent

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