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Accident: The man was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital after the collision close to the Ballyogan Wood stop yesterday. Picture: Arthur Carron

Accident: The man was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital after the collision close to the Ballyogan Wood stop yesterday. Picture: Arthur Carron

Accident: The man was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital after the collision close to the Ballyogan Wood stop yesterday. Picture: Arthur Carron

A man in his 60s was fighting for his life last night after being hit by a tram.

The man was hit by a Luas on the Ballyogan Road in Carrickmines, south Dublin, in the early hours of yesterday.

He was rushed to St Vincent's University Hospital where he remained in a critical condition last night.

The Ballyogan Wood stop on the Luas Green line was closed for a time for a technical examination. However, normal service resumed by late yesterday afternoon.

The accident occurred a fortnight after a Luas driver was injured when a tram collided with a truck on the Red Line at Benburb Street in Smithfield on March 30.

The crash resulted in the derailment of the tram and the temporary suspension of service.

There were only three passengers on the tram at the time and none of them was injured.

Meanwhile, a woman in her 20s who was a passenger in a car that crashed into a wall in Co Roscommon on Saturday morning has died of her injuries.

The woman was rushed to Sligo University Hospital but passed away late on Saturday night.

The male driver of the car, also in his 20s, was injured in the crash that caused significant damage to the vehicle.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, especially anyone with dash-cam footage who was travelling in the Greatmeadow area of Boyle, Co Roscommon on Saturday morning.

The accident occurred on the N61 at Greatmeadow shortly after 9am.

Gardaí are also appealing for witnesses after a driver died following a collision between two cars in Co Kildare on Saturday.

The man, who was in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene following the crash, which happened at approximately 9.50am.

The accident occurred on Easton Road in Leixlip.

The other driver, a man in his 60s, was taken to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown with non life-threatening injuries.

Gardaí have appealed to any road users who were in the area at the time, and who may have dash-cam footage, to come forward. They are asked to contact Leixlip garda station on 01 6667800 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111.

Irish Independent