Wednesday 18 July 2018

Emergency services called after collision between cyclist and pedestrian in city centre

Emergency services are at the scene Photo: Twitter @CathalJourno
Emergency services are at the scene Photo: Twitter @CathalJourno
Allison Bray

Allison Bray

Two women have been rushed to hospital – one in serious condition – following a collision between a cyclist and pedestrian on Dublin’s Gardiner Street this evening.

It’s understood a male cyclist (early 20s) collided with the female pedestrian (18) as she was walking across Gardiner Street at the junction of Summerhill Avenue around 6pm this evening, according to the Gardai.

Emergency services at the scene
Emergency services at the scene

The pedestrian had just purchased groceries at a Spar shop on Gardiner Avenue and was making her way across the street when the accident occurred, witnesses told Independent.ie.

Three units of the Dublin Fire Brigade attended the scene and the two of them were taken to the Mater Hospital, where the pedestrian is believed to be in a serious condition.

It’s understood the cyclist was not seriously injured.

It’s understood that the pedestrian lives the scene of the collision.

Gardai cordoned off the intersection as members of the Garda Traffic Unit investigate the incident.

Local diversions are in place.

More to follow

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