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Thursday 27 April 2017

Man (18) hospitalised after being hit by Luas

An investigation is underway into an accident between the Luas stops of Cheeverstown and Citywest where a man was struck by a Luas. Picture:Arthur Carron
An investigation is underway into an accident between the Luas stops of Cheeverstown and Citywest where a man was struck by a Luas. Picture:Arthur Carron

An 18-year-old man remains in hospital today after being hit by a Luas tram in Tallaght.

The incident happened near the Cheeverstown stop on the Red Line at around 8.30pm last night.

The man was crossing the "segregated tracks", which is off-limits to pedestrians, between the Cheeverstown and Citywest stops, when he was struck.

A Luas spokeswoman said he was unconscious but "stable" when he was brought to Tallaght Hospital.

His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The incident occurred a day after mother-of-one Yao Webster (35) was killed in a freak accident after a car collided with a Luas tram at the intersection of Abbey Street and Jervis Street.

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