Thursday 25 December 2014

Young man hospitalised after he is struck by Luas

Published 08/04/2014 | 23:10

8/4/14 An investigation is underway into an accident between the Luas stops of Cheeverstown and Citywest where a man was struck by a Luas. Picture:Arthur Carron
An investigation is underway into an accident between the Luas stops of Cheeverstown and Citywest where a man was struck by a Luas. Picture:Arthur Carron

A young man has been hospitalised after being struck by the Luas.

He was struck while crossing the tracks in Tallaght, South Dublin.

The 18-year-old man was crossing the “segregated tracks” which is off-limits to pedestrians between the Cheeverstown and Citywest stops on the red line around 8:30pm last night when he was struck.

The man was unconscious but “stable” after being rushed to Tallaght Hospital for treatment. His injuries were said to be non life threatening.

The accident prompted the temporary suspension of trams serving five stops on the Red Line between Belgard Road and Saggart. However service was restored around 10pm tonight.

The incident occurred a day after a mother-of-one was killed in a freak accident after a car collided with a LUAS tram at the intersection of Abbey Street and Jervis Street. The collision sent the car careering onto the footpath outside the Leprechaun Museum, striking pedestrian Yao Webster, (35).

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