Monday 22 January 2018

Driver's lucky escape after terrifying Dublin car crash

Picture @DubFireBrigade
Picture @DubFireBrigade
Picture @DubFireBrigade
Picture @DubFireBrigade
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A driver had a lucky escape after crashing their car into a garden in west Dublin this afternoon.

Dublin Fire Brigade was called to the scene in Clondalkin after the vehicle mounted a footpath and became lodge in the bushes of a garden. According to fire officers, the driver picked up "minor injuries".

Luckily there were no pedestrians hurt in the accident.

Units from Tallaght, Dolphin's Barn and Rathfarnham responded to the single car collision and they discovered the vehicle stuck in bushes in the garden.

Gardaí also attended the scene.

A total of seven pedestrians have already died on Irish roads in 2017 - five pedestrians have died in the last week.

Most recently a man (38) was fatally injured after a collision with a car in Co Carlow last night.

The male was pronounced dead at the scene at Clonbrock, Crettyard, Co Carlow shortly after 10pm on Saturday night.

His body has been removed to the mortuary at Portlaoise Hospital.

The female driver (24) was uninjured in the collision.

Last Tuesday, January 17, Martin Finn (60), from Gurteen Avenue in Ballyfermot, was walking along the Newcastle Road in west Dublin with his daughter Abbie (18) when they were struck from behind by the vehicle.

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Martin Finn and daughter Abbie were walking on the Newcastle Road, west Dublin, when they were hit

The grandfather died from his injuries after pushing Abbie out of the way.

A day earlier first cousins Josie Duff (79) and Kathy McDonald (70) were knocked down and killed shortly after getting off a bus in Ardee Co Louth.

Last Sunday Margaret Webster (50), from Croan, Dunnamaggin, Co Kilkenny, died at Green Street in Callan shortly before 6pm. It is understood Ms Webster may have fallen or stumbled immediately before being struck by a car.

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