Man killed in early morning M50 crash
A man has been killed in an early morning crash on the M50.
The driver of the car died after his vehicle left the road on the southbound carriageway of the motorway where it joins with the M11 at Shankill.
M11 merge with M50 remains closed as emergency services clear a collision. Traffic advised to avoid the area if possible.— M50 Dublin (@M50Dublin) July 30, 2014
No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
The dead man is believed to be from the Bray area.
The M50 southbound itself is down to one lane from J16 Cherrywood to J17 M11 after collision - AA Roadwatch— Go Metro Car (@GoMetroCar) July 30, 2014
A large number of gardai and emergency vehicles attended the scene to try to save the man’s life and divert traffic from the area.
Earlier today, it was reported that emergency services had been called to the scene of a 'serious' accident.
M11 southbound at Loughlinstown roundabout closed. Gardaí have motorway access shut off. Long tailback on M50. AVOID AVOID AVOID— Philip Boucher-Hayes (@boucherhayes) July 30, 2014
AA Roadwatch warned motorists at the time to avoid the area as there were related delays on the M50 southbound back to Cherrywood (jct 16) at the M11/M50 merge (jct 17).
The M50 southbound was reduced to one lane of traffic from J16 Cherrywood to J17 M11 after the collision.