Saturday 1 October 2016

Woman trapped under bus following accident in city centre

Published 31/08/2016 | 00:04

Gardai investigate a road traffic accident involving a bus, at the junction of Portland Row and Amiens Street in Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron
Gardai investigate a road traffic accident involving a bus, at the junction of Portland Row and Amiens Street in Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron

A female cyclist was struck by a Bus Eireann Expressway bus on Amien’s Street on Tuesday night.

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The bus – which was the 11pm bus to Belfast - was just turning left onto Portland Row at the Five Lamps, when the accident occurred.

Witnesses said that the woman was pinned under the front of the bus for at least 25 minutes. Her bike was visible nearby and the front wheel was mangled.

Bus passenger Andrew Parkinson (29) from Belfast told Independent.ie that the first they realised something was wrong was when they heard a “bang” and “screaming”.

“We were on the bus, we turned the corner and we heard a bang and then a girl screaming,” he said.

A local resident said that the girl was underneath the front section of the bus.

“The girl was trapped about three or four feet from the front of the bus,” she said.

“You couldn’t even see the bike, you could just see the flash of the back light. She was screaming.”

Dublin Fire Brigade and ambulance services arrived at the scene and transferred the woman to hospital. Her injuries were believed to be not serious.

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