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Wednesday 20 September 2017

Man killed instantly after motorcycle crashes into truck

Scene of the fatal motorbike crash on the North Quays near the 3 Arena this morning (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of the fatal motorbike crash on the North Quays near the 3 Arena this morning (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of the fatal motorbike crash on the North Quays near the 3 Arena this morning (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of the fatal motorbike crash on the North Quays near the 3 Arena this morning (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of the fatal motorbike crash on the North Quays near the 3 Arena this morning (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of the fatal motorbike crash on the North Quays near the 3 Arena this morning (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

A man was killed instantly after his motorcycle collided with the side of a truck in Dublin city centre this morning.

The incident occurred on North Wall Quay before the 3Arena at approximately 7.30am.

Scene of the fatal motorbike crash on the North Quays near the 3 Arena this morning (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of the fatal motorbike crash on the North Quays near the 3 Arena this morning (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)

It is believed the motorcyclist was a Polish national who lived in Ireland. He was part of a small group of motorcyclists who were travelling home to Poland this morning for a trip.

The man, who was in his 30s, was killed instantly and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Scene of the fatal motorbike crash on the North Quays near the 3 Arena this morning (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)
Scene of the fatal motorbike crash on the North Quays near the 3 Arena this morning (Photo: Kyran O'Brien)

The North Quays are closed from North Wall Quay to the 3Arena as gardai carry out an examination of the scene following the crash.

Diversions for motorists are in place. Diversions inbound are along Castleforbes Road and outbound onto New Wapping Street.

Bus routes 33x and 41x will operate from the Port Tunnel via Sheriff Street, Amiens Street and back to normal route, AA Roadwatch reports.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to this collision to contact them at Store Garda Station on 01 – 666 8000, The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

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