Man in serious condition after van crashes into house overnight near hospital
A man is in a serious condition in hospital this morning after a van he was driving smashed into a house opposite Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.
The van appears to have left the hospital grounds and smashed into the house on the opposite side of the road to the main entrance.
The accident happened at 3am this morning, leading to massive damage to the house.
As day broke the evidence of the sequence of events became apparent.
Skid marks beginning at the traffic lights across the road indicate that the van had left the hospital grounds but failed to make the turn at the T-junction outside.
The van then crossed the main road and up the driveway of the house.
As it lost control the van turned sideways and smashed into the house side-on at the driver's side.
The van then carried onwards after the initial impact and ended up in a neighbour's garden.
The van, a 07 Cork registered Toyota Hiace, was carrying carpets and carpet fitting equipment at the time of the crash.
The brickwork surrounding the main living room window of the house was smashed and pushed inwards on impact, loosening the window frame and smashing the glass.
Dublin Fire Brigade reported that the victim was taken by ambulance the short distance back to Beaumont Hospital where his condition was described as serious.
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