Tuesday 21 August 2018

Man killed as van crashes into fence

A woman and child were injured in the accident in Dublin.

A Garda ‘road closed ‘sign (Niall Carson/PA)
A Garda ‘road closed ‘sign (Niall Carson/PA)

By Cate McCurry, Press Association

A man has been killed and a woman and child injured in a road accident in Dublin.

The man, in his late 40s, died when the van he was driving crashed into fencing at Fairview Park, at the junction of Clontarf Road and Malahide Road, in the early hours of Friday.

His body was taken to Dublin City Morgue.

The woman, also in her late 40s, was seriously injured and was taken to the Mater Hospital, where her condition is described as critical.

A 13-year-old boy, who was also in the van, was taken to Temple Street Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Garda forensic collision investigators were at the scene and the road was closed to traffic.

Local traffic diversions were in place.

Garda Siochana Ombudsman officers have been notified of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Clontarf Garda Station.

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