Saturday 3 December 2016

Man charged after early morning collision left one woman dead, one seriously injured

Published 03/01/2016 | 07:13

The scene of the crash in the early hours of this morning
The scene of the crash in the early hours of this morning

One woman has died and another has been seriously injured after they were hit by a car in Dublin early this morning.

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The driver of the car, a man in his 20s, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of ‘drink driving’ and taken to Blanchardstown Garda Station.

Debris at the scene of the crash
Debris at the scene of the crash

He was later charged and released, and he is due to appear before a sitting of Blanchardstown District Court later this month.

The accident happened at around 2.40am today when the two female pedestrians (both in their 40s) were seriously injured when they were struck by a car on Hartstown Road, Clonsilla, Dublin 15.

Both were taken by ambulance to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown.

One of the women was later pronounced dead, while the second woman remains in a serious condition.

The occupants of the car, three men in their twenties, were uninjured in the collision.

Garda Forensic Collision Investigators have examined the scene and the road has since reopened to traffic. 

The Coroner has been notified.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses. A garda spokesperson said they are particularly appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of Hartstown Road at the time of the collision to contact them at Blanchardstown Garda Station 01-6667000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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