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Friday 20 April 2018

Gardai hunt man who fled after bus crash

GARDAI were hunting a man last night who fled from his car following a head-on crash with a bus which left one person injured.

The crash, involving a 78A double-decker bus and a black BMW car, happened on the Neilstown Road, near Finches Pub, in Clondalkin, Co Dublin, shortly after 7pm.

There were seven people and the driver on the Dublin Bus vehicle when the incident happened. One man was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

A Dublin Bus spokesperson later said there was "significant damage" to the right side of the bus. The bus was travelling from Aston Quay to the Liffey Valley shopping centre.

Passengers on the bus were said to have been shaken by the incident.

The car was travelling on the Neilstown Road when it appeared to lose control, hit a kerb and mount a grass verge before crashing into the front, right-hand side of the bus.

The car sustained extensive damage to the front while the front-side doors of the bus were forced in by the impact. Shattered glass from the the car was strewn over the road.

Both vehicles were later towed away. Gardai later said they were following a definite line of enquiry.

Irish Independent

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