Tuesday 20 March 2018

Man (20s) hospitalised after he became trapped under articulated lorry in Dublin's city centre

* Merchants Quay will remain closed until 'at least 11am'
* Motorists are advised to avoid the area as there are major tailbacks

Pic Donal Corkery
Pic Donal Corkery
Garda car on Merchants Quay

Alan O'Keeffe

A man in his 20s has been seriously injured in an accident where he became trapped under a track.

The pedestrian, who is in his 20s, was struck by a 40-foot articulated lorry and became trapped under it at around 6.50am.

Gardai are investigating the incident which happened at Merchant's Quay in Dublin city centre.

Around 25 fire fighters were at the scene, as well as two fire engines, one ambulance.

Pic Donal Corkery
Pic Donal Corkery

The road is currently closed to facilatate a Forensic Collision examination and local diversions are in place.

"The area will remain closed until at least 11 am," Garda added.

Traffic congestion is already occurring on the quays.

Dublin City Council Traffic Management & Incident Centre warned motorists to avoid the area, saying that all South Quays along the River Liffey were blocked due to heavy congestion.

"This is due to an ongoing Garda investigation," they added.

The man has been taken to hospital.
The man has been taken to hospital.

The man has been taken to St James's hospital where his injuries are described as serious. No one else was injured in the collision.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Kevin St Garda station on 01 6669400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

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