Wednesday 20 September 2017

Man in critical condition following serious collision in Dublin

Gardaí at scene and traffic diversions in place

Scene of car crash at Forest Road, Swords. Photo: Tony Gavin
Scene of car crash at Forest Road, Swords. Photo: Tony Gavin
Scene of car crash at Forest Road, Swords. Photo: Tony Gavin
Scene of car crash at Forest Road Swords . Photo: Tony Gavin
Scene of car crash at Forest Road Swords. Photo: Tony Gavin
Gardaí at scene of car crash at Forest Road Swords this morning. Photo: Tony Gavin
Garda at scene of car crash at Forest Road Swords. Photo: Tony Gavin
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

A man is in a critical condition in hospital following a crash in Swords, Dublin.

The victim was rushed to Beaumont Hospital with head injuries after the car in which he was travelling crashed into an earth bank and overturned on the Forest Road at around 7.30am.

Gardai are investigating reports that another man was seen leaving the scene of the crash.

The crash happened on a bad bend in the road beside an apartment complex not far from the Boroimhe area.

Gardai closed off the Forest Road after the crash pending a technical examination by trained crash investigators.

Traffic diversions are currently in place.

Gardaí at scene of car crash at Forest Road Swords this morning. Photo: Tony Gavin
Gardaí at scene of car crash at Forest Road Swords this morning. Photo: Tony Gavin

The car, a black VW EOS, remained on its roof at the scene with both doors open and heavy damage to the driver's side.

Medical equipment could be seen on the roadway amid the wreckage.

Scene of car crash at Forest Road, Swords. Photo: Tony Gavin
Scene of car crash at Forest Road, Swords. Photo: Tony Gavin

Gardai in Swords are investigating the crash.

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