Monday 26 June 2017

Young motorcyclist dies following collision with car - while emergency services also attend second road incident

Gardaí in Santry are investigating a Fatal Road Traffic Collision at the junction of Killbarron Park and Cromcastle Road, Coolock involving a car and a motorbike. Picture: Arthur Carron
Gardaí in Santry are investigating a Fatal Road Traffic Collision at the junction of Killbarron Park and Cromcastle Road, Coolock involving a car and a motorbike. Picture: Arthur Carron
Gardaí in Santry are investigating a Fatal Road Traffic Collision at the junction of Killbarron Park and Cromcastle Road, Coolock involving a car and a motorbike. Picture: Arthur Carron
Gardaí in Santry are investigating a Fatal Road Traffic Collision at the junction of Killbarron Park and Cromcastle Road, Coolock involving a car and a motorbike. Picture: Arthur Carron
Gardaí in Santry are investigating a Fatal Road Traffic Collision at the junction of Killbarron Park and Cromcastle Road, Coolock involving a car and a motorbike. Picture: Arthur Carron
Gardaí in Santry are investigating a Fatal Road Traffic Collision at the junction of Killbarron Park and Cromcastle Road, Coolock involving a car and a motorbike. Picture: Arthur Carron
Scene of the incident at Rathmines (Photo: Cian Murray)
Scene of an incident in Rathmines (Photo: Cian Murray)

Denise Calnan and Cian Murray

A young man has died following a road collision this afternoon.

The man, aged in his late teens, was driving a motorbike that was involved in a collision with a car.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:20pm on Thursday, at the junction of Killbarron Park and Cromcastle Road, Coolock in Dublin.

Emergency services attended the scene and the young man was brought to Beaumont Hospital.

Gardaí in Santry are investigating a Fatal Road Traffic Collision at the junction of Killbarron Park and Cromcastle Road, Coolock involving a car and a motorbike. Picture: Arthur Carron
Gardaí in Santry are investigating a Fatal Road Traffic Collision at the junction of Killbarron Park and Cromcastle Road, Coolock involving a car and a motorbike. Picture: Arthur Carron

He has since been pronounced dead.

The female driver of the car was brought to Beaumont Hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries.

Gardaí in Santry are investigating a Fatal Road Traffic Collision at the junction of Killbarron Park and Cromcastle Road, Coolock involving a car and a motorbike. Picture: Arthur Carron
Gardaí in Santry are investigating a Fatal Road Traffic Collision at the junction of Killbarron Park and Cromcastle Road, Coolock involving a car and a motorbike. Picture: Arthur Carron

Diversions are now in place at the junction of Killbarron Park and Cromcastle Road and the Garda Forensic Collision Investigation team are at the scene.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Santry Garda Station on 01-6664000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

Meanwhile, emergency services are at the scene of another road collision in Rathmines outside St Mary's College.

It is understood a collision occurred between a motorcyclist and a car shortly before 4pm.

Scene of an incident in Rathmines (Photo: Cian Murray)
Scene of an incident in Rathmines (Photo: Cian Murray)

The motorcyclist was knocked off his vehicle, but it is unknown as to how serious his injuries are.

The crash has since been cleared at Military Junction but traffic remains heavy on approach in both directions.

So far in 2016, 176 people have lost their lives on Irish roads.

According to the Road Safety Authority this is an increase of 32 people from 2015.

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