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Friday 19 September 2014

Man in serious condition after 'being pushed in front of' a Dublin Bus during rush hour

Brian Byrne

Published 31/07/2014 | 18:48

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Scenes on Aston Quay this evening after a man was injured in a traffic accident involving a Dublin Bus. Pic: Collins Photos.
Scenes on Aston Quay this evening after a man was injured in a traffic accident involving a Dublin Bus. Pic: Collins Photos.
Pic Shows: Scenes on Aston Quay this evening (Thursday) 31-07-2014 after a man was injured in a traffic accident involving a Dublin Bus.
Pic: Collins Photos.
Scenes on Aston Quay this evening after a man was injured in a traffic accident involving a Dublin Bus. Pic: Collins Photos.
Scene where a man was hit by bus on Eden Quay Dublin, July 31. Pic Brian Byrne
Scene where a man was hit by bus on Eden Quay Dublin, July 31. Pic Brian Byrne

A MAN was left “caked in blood” after another man allegedly pushed him in front of a bus on a busy Dublin street.

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The man, who is in his early 30s, was taken to St James’ hospital with what are believed to be serious injuries. The incident which occurred during rush hour traffic and while hundreds of people were flowing onto the busy street after leaving work.

The incident occurred at around 6.30pm on Aston Quay in Dublin city yesterday evening.

Gardai at Pearse Street confirmed they are investigating an incident which occurred on Aston Quay at approximately 6.30pm, where a male received serious injuries.

A garda spokesman said the incident is “not being investigated as a road traffic collision”.

He said no arrests were made and the investigation is ongoing.

One witness, Alex Mills, claimed two men had been having an altercation before the incident occurred.

The Forbidden Planet employee said he heard a “thump” and added that the bus ran over the man’s arm.

“I was bringing out some cardboard to recycle. I heard a thump and there was this guy on the ground, he was bleeding everywhere. The bus driver ordered everyone off the bus,” he said.

“I dropped the cardboard and went over to have a look, and even by that stage there was a lot of blood.

“The guy on the ground came around a bit, and he started shouting after the guy.

“He was also saying that his arm had been run over, but his face was kind of busted up as well. When the paramedics arrived, they took off his shirt, and his shoulders and down were just caked in blood,” he said.

The 23-year-old added: “There were people with him, and they said there was some sort of dispute, and one man pushed another man in front of the bus and scarpered off.”

Articles of clothing were used to soak up the man’s blood before gardai cordoned off the area and marked it as a crime scene.

The incident caused major traffic delays on the south quays as a section of the busy road was closed for a short time.

Gardai confirmed they were investigating a serious injury road traffic collision on Aston Quay yesterday.

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